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A Spiritual Birthday Gift

 

 

A Spiritual Birthday Gift

Butterflies have always been magical to me because they are so free and beautiful. In 2012 my Mom told me: “Promise me something, that you will go to Costa Rica next year for me. I will not be here but I will send all the butterflies and tell them to visit my beautiful girl so that you know I am with you.” She kept that promise and on my last day of vacation I was greeted by an amazing, deep yellow butterfly. I knew immediately that it was her and she brought such a variety of friends with her. It is a memory I cherish every day that allowed me to truly grieve for her and let go.

This November visit was extra special and reinforced my Mom’s presence is with me all the time. My birthday is in November and my Mom always made it so special. I miss getting a card from her the week before my birthday and her insisting that we have cake and ice cream to celebrate. Two things that I took for granted when she was here and now I would give anything to have. But today, as I sit eating breakfast in Costa Rica, there are many butterflies fluttering about. I am taken by their grace and beauty as my heart fills with love from my Mom. I look down to see a beautiful orange butterfly struggling to fly and realize that it has a broken wing. I reach down to pick her up so she is out of foot traffic and she eagerly climbs onto my hand. What an amazing feeling to be able to hold one of these magical beings! She spent an hour with me while I ate my breakfast and checked my messages – a birthday gift from my Mom. As I was leaving The Bakery I tried to place her safely in the flowers but she clung to my finger. Finally she moved to the flower and I said goodbye, my heart filled with love and joy from the experience.

What an amazing experience to feel the love of a tiny little being. My day was extra beautiful from that moment on and I am so grateful to now have that memory. I am also grateful to have that feeling of my Mom joining me for a part of my day in a way that I could touch and feel.

When we truly believe in the power of positive, beautiful things happen. Always believe in the greater good of the world and you will experience pure, honest love in places you would never expect.

Thank you Mom for being present in spirit and in a form that I could touch. It means more than anyone could ever know.

Have a Beautiful Day!! ~Pamela

A SMILE can make your day better

Have you ever noticed someone smiling and wondered why?  Was it a thought or memory, or maybe a familiar scent?  Could it be that they are just happy with life at that very moment?

Take a moment and jot down three things that make you smile.  They can be simple, silly or complex but think of three things and write them down.  Fold that piece of paper up and tuck it in your wallet.

Three things that make me smile are:

1.  Seeing my Gram’s face light up when I walk through the door.

2.  The sunshine on my face.

3.  Receiving a random message from a friend just because they were thinking of me.

We all have things and people in our life that make us smile.  Seeking these things out can make us happier AND healthier.  Smiling forces the negative out and makes room for positive.  By relaxing the mind and body, smiling can help boost the immune system.  Smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin which all make us feel good.

That piece of paper that you folded and put in your wallet…when you are having a difficult day take out that piece of paper and give yourself a smile.

The most important thing about smiles:  They are good contagious and should be shared with the world often.     Have a beautiful day and SMILE!!