Sunday, October 13, 2013


In Chapter three of my book I write about my childhood recollections around having money. I didn’t know what to do with money when I was five years old. Having money was an enormous responsibility.

"Once, at a convention in Arborg, Manitoba, my grandma gave me a coin. My eyes shone, as I looked up at her with gratitude, then back to the gleaming coin in the palm of my hand.

“Thank you, Grandma!” I said in my quiet voice, as she turned back to talk to my mom.

I was scared to put it down, so I clung onto it tightly in my little fist. I had no pocket in my dress. I wondered what to do with my newly acquired money, as I walked around the convention hall by myself with this most unfamiliar gift.

I hung onto my coin and looked at it all through the morning program, while I listened to the booming voice talk about Armageddon and The Paradise. — Chapter 3, Phoenix of Faith

It wasn’t the last time I was challenged in that way when it came to possessing money. What was I supposed to do with abundance?

Abundance presented itself again recently. Yesterday, while walking to work I passed by a row of beautiful Scotch Pines. Even through my headset, I caught another sound breaking into the classical music. I recognized it as the chirping of hummingbirds. Not just one or two, but the entire pine grove was filled with the happy chirpings of these magical little birds. What was I to do with such a joyous presentation, except stop and enjoy their presence! So I did just that.

I pulled out my ear buds. I paused to watch the hummingbirds chirp and flit between, around and among the trees with such carefree pleasure as they interacted with one another. My heart swelled with love for these amazing winged creatures.

Ah, the sweetness of life. I now savor abundance when these ever-increasing windows of bliss appear in my life in the now. It was another miracle of my amazing present life, so different from my childhood days. As well, I learned that abundance comes in many different forms and in this case all I had to do was allow it and enjoy it in its fullness!

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