Today was one of those days, you know, “when things just don’t fall as planned.” I decided I would go to gym to give me some energy, as I felt drained after work and did not want to go home and plop on the couch exhausted and not willing to do anything. ……….
At the gym I began to chat with a friend on the treadmill. I saw a dear friend of my mom’s and waved as he passed by to go to another piece of equipment. As we chatted we began to share stories about work and different challenges we were facing. It is just lovely when we have company while we are doing the exercises, what started as a chore becomes a joy and an opportunity to connect with people and share ideas. She started to tell me about a client who had lost her husband, and wanted to do some interior decorating, but on arriving at the home found the house in turmoil with unfinished projects in every room of the house. So we were dicussing her grief, and my friend said “you know Lydia you are really good at this you should do counselling. I said I do not do counselling but I have just finished an 18 month certification programme in life coaching. She was immediately curious and started asking questions, so I told her a bit about it and it turns out that she runs an entire organization called K.I.N.D for kids who have come from disadvantaged homes. she asked if I would be interested in coming to do a workshop with the kids. After sharing my contact info and sending her to my website, she turned to me and said: someone offered me a blessing this morning, and things have been falling in to place all day and I was supposed to meet you today, so I want to pass on the blessing. She rubbed my shoulders to my elbows and said I want you to recieve a blessing too.
I thought it was such a lovely gesture, little did I know the power of it. Not five minutes after she left, I went over to a new piece of equipment. Sitting next to me was my mom’s dear friend. We continued doing our routines for another five minutes, when he turned to me and said:
“I feel I need to share this with you, I don’t know why, perhaps for a moment of lightness, but anyway I’m going to do it anyway.”
Extremely intrigued, I said:
“Please go right ahead”
“While on the treadmill two down from you, where you were speaking to my neighbour, I was just walking, doing my thing, hearing the voices in the background,looking through the window in front of me. For no reason at all, and with nothing on my mind, I suddenly in a haze on the window pane, caught a fleeting glimpse of your mother, smiling happily, offering me her garlic shrimp on a platter, like she often did in Blanchisseuse.”
I had this thought pop into my mind “Why worry” and then I thought “I wish you were here.”
So beaming from ear to ear I knew my mom was sending a message. I told him can you not see she is here, it is just a haze between us. He said but it is in our thoughts, I responed in our thoughts in our hearts they are always here.
I then shared some more conversation and then I got up and hugged him and explained what had just happend with his neighbour giving me a blessing. He had to share the thoughts with me, because it was really a message for me, and it was my blessing. so I rubbed his arms and passed the blessing on.
When I arrived home I got my dinner and decided to check my emails for the day. While checking the emails, a fresh popped into my inbox from my husband’s neice, and I caught the word hummingbird on it. Immediately I opened it. It said just thought you would like to see these images of a woman feeding hummingbirds. My heart leapt for joy. It was confirmation that my blessing was sent to me by my mom. I immediately thanked my niece for listening to her impulse to send it to me tonight.
Before my mom passed away we chatted about using email to communicate and that anytime I see a hummingbird know that she is with me. Hummingbirds have come to me in various ways, she flits into my life always at the moment I need it and always when I am not looking for it. So the hummingbird came in the email an hour later to confim that what I felt in my heart was really her. Love is such a wonderful thing, not even death can keep it from you.
It is so lovely when we are able to see the miracles in ordinary things