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Daily Prompt with a Twist


A Heavenly Place

Today’s daily prompt said:  “Ode to a Playground…A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed.  Write it a memorial,” and today I’m asking for a bit of leniency from you as I answer the question.  You see, last night, my son had a dream that was so vivid to him and it immediately brought me back to my childhood, so I wanted to share it with you.

I’ve been to Heaven.  There, I’ve said it and now those of you who want to can click away…and those who want to stay, please understand that I am opening up to this playground of my past for you.  No, I haven’t died before (although I’ve had a few close calls in my lifetime), but I have experienced Heaven which to me, is a playground of my past.

As a child, I was intuitive and I believe that as children, we are receptive to many energies which surround us but as we grow older, we tend to lose sight of them and stop connecting with them for those imaginings are not thought of as grown up…and yet the funny part I think is after we are grown up, we long to dream again, to open up to possibilities in our lives and we are reminded to stop and smell the roses.  Do you know what I mean?

For you see, I dreamed of Heaven and that dream, although it happened more than 25 years ago, is still as vivid to me as if I had dreamt it last night.  To me it was comforting to feel so at home in a place where I have not been in this lifetime except through dreams.  In fact, I have dreamt of the same house many times in the last 25 years and each time, there are people in the house with whom I speak or share a smile and they can see me ~ except they are all people who have already passed in my lifetime.

Ok, have I lost any of you yet?  Or are you still with me?

I guess what I am trying to say is that I believe that when we close the door to our playground of childhood, we destroy our dreams.  We destroy the ability to create our lives in the way in which our higher selves function.  The key is to not stop believing ~ to not stop the feeling of possibility ~ to continue to hold onto that playground of Heaven where love encompasses our every moment.

Imagine a world where we all kept that love alive in our hearts!

Shine On!



A Surprise Thanksgiving Blessing

Yesterday was a sad day for me.  I guess the upcoming first Thanksgiving is sad and that shouldn’t be a surprise since most people I have spoken to have told me that the first year is hard to bear…so I know that.  I believe in synchronicity as well ~ so when I decided at the last minute to brave the grocery store and ran into the neighbor of my sister-in-law who had lost her Mom 2 years ago, we began talking and ended up in the health aisle for 45 minutes, catching up on our lives and telling our sad stories to our kindred spirits.  We laughed, we cried, we understood, we hugged and others around us went on with their shopping while we bonded, we connected and we allowed ourselves to be understood by another soul.

And it felt good to open up and be heard, be understood and be loved.

When I arrived back home, I was tired and sad.  I had other errands to run, but I felt I needed to just ‘be’ for a few minutes and that’s when synchronicity hit for the second time that day.  The doorbell rang, followed by loud, insistent knocking at my front door.  I wasn’t expecting anyone, but on my porch was a delivery man with a beautiful flower arrangement with a gorgeous candle in the center.

Who would send me a Thanksgiving table arrangement that is simply so beautiful?  I anxiously opened the card to find that my friend Mary Louse, a childhood friend with whom I’ve rekindled a friendship via FB and by my Dad’s death.  Inside the card, it read:

Let there be a bright light and not an empty chair at your table.

And I burst into heartfelt tears of gratitude right there on the spot…what a blessing to be thought of in such a special way…and what a special message to make my sadness and bereft feelings lighter to bear…yes, lighter (pun intended)…and as I lit the beautiful candle, I said a prayer of thanksgiving to Mary Louise, to God, to the Angels and to whomever gave me the synchronicity of such a special day of angelic hugs no matter where I was.  I am blessed…and I am ever grateful.

So today, on Thanksgiving Eve, my thoughts go out to all of you ~

May you know how much you mean to others,

May your bright light of kindness shine through the darkness,

May you know that you are loved.

I give thanks to all of you who read my blog…and for whose blogs I read and enjoy.

Thanks for being YOU!

Take everyday to show your love to others.


P.S.  I had to use the program Snip-it again because of the way the 3 panel card was laid out ~ I couldn’t seem to copy it properly so please bear with me!  But this is the card I sent her…I wanted her to see the extraordinary flowers which encompassed the table arrangement.  Aren’t they beautiful? xo