“How far to heaven? Just open your eyes and look. You are in heaven” Lakshmi Narayanan Shankar
Preparation: Have you ever had a day when everything seems to fall into place? Did you call it a miraculous day or merely coincidental? What do you do when the reverse happens? One day, Mary woke up feeling that something special was going to happen that day. She felt an underlying excitement about her day… Though Mary was always the happy type, this day felt unique. She bounced out of bed, performed her usual daily oblations, visualized a perfect day, wore her best suit and drove to work… Everything at work ran smoothly that day. She felt like a happy baby.
“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” Henry David Thoreau
Learning: As Operations Supervisor at a large trucking/shipping company, Mary was used to handling storms and fires that came with her territory… Not today. She had the perfect productive day. In passing, one of the truckers shared a prayer of protection he read daily on his drives. He suggested she read it daily. It had never occurred to her to do so… She learned she could read it easily and quickly. Mary thanked him and placed it in her purse. After work, she went for a spa treatment, had dinner with her best friend at her favorite restaurant, made plans to see a concert and then got in her car and headed home. On the way home, there was a heavy thunderstorm followed by a downpour. As Mary turned a sharp corner on the highway, a trailer swerved into the incoming traffic lane and slammed into Mary’s car sending it careening down a ravine.