Let me just say that I have seen better days. I am still blessed up my wah-zoo, but quite frankly, I have seen better days.
I’m getting through it, I’m learning, I’m growing, blah, blah, blah…however, personally, this is an extremely challenging time for me. Perhaps you too have experienced a time (or times) in your life when stuff like heart-ache, loss, and pain are constant feelings you carry around with you even when you’re grocery shopping or putting gas in your car.
When these gut-wrenching ebbs enter your life, do you see the magic around you?
As my gut wrenches away right now, I’ve been shown how the universe is still hard at work – I have managed to see the MAGIC.
The magic that I have noticed over the last few days isn’t huge stuff, but rather, small miracles that simply perk me up or make life a tiny bit easier.
The first bit of magic happened last week when I was in my car listening to a song by British sensation, Adele. I love love love this woman’s music! When the song was over, I mentioned to my friend who was in the car with me that I would really like to see Adele interviewed as I’m curious about who she is as a person.
The very next day, I was scrolling through the channels on the TV and low and behold, there was an MTV special with an hour-long interview with Adele scheduled to air later that evening.
I put the intention out there and the universe delivered…with some serious speed to boot. Pure Magic. Small stuff, but pure magic.
The second bit of magic relates to parking here in Toronto. If you live or have ever lived in Toronto, you know how truly magical parking is here. Part of my challenging time has involved me moving out of the home I own and into a rented condo – the “crashpad” as I like to call it – a bit bigger than a landing pad that I am crashing at rather than a friend’s sofa – hey, I’m well into into my 30′s now so it’s time to crash like a real grown-up. The condo building I live in has parking garages below and behind it where empty spots are at a premium. When I moved in a few weeks ago, there were no vacant spots available, so I put my name on the waiting list in hopes of getting “the call” one day. In the meantime, I kept my car parked in the spot I still currently own a few kilometers away. This set-up worked well as I didn’t need my car very much anyway. As the merry month of May rolled in, I became a bit concerned about the long-distance relationship I had with my car as my needs to drive off to speaking engagements was about to increase dramatically. You probably know where this story is headed. Yep, I got the call two days ago – a spot became available for me.
Again with the magic. Perfect timing. Just when I really needed something, it appeared.
As I go through this challenging time in my life, taking notice of the magic around me lifts my spirits as it reminds me of two major things: the universe can easily give me what I want - all I gotta do is ask for it and things are provided for me when the timing is right.
I find that noticing the small miracles reminds me that bigger miracles are in the works as well.
No matter what, the universe is always hard at work for us – all we have to do is take note of the small miracles like finding an Adele interview on MTV and snagging a parking spot in downtown Toronto to see proof of the hard work being done on our behalf.
When things don’t seem so magical, see the magic around you.