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I found a wish bone in my chicken dinner tonight, on a day that I needed a sign from the universe that all was going to be okay.

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I wrote the following vision in May 2016. It’s now 1.5 years later, and my vision has almost exactly come to fruition…

The original vision:

“I am working at a nature conservation organization in a city that we love. I love my job.

My husband is working as an electrical inspector, and  enjoys his work.

We easily and effortlessly sold our home for a great price.

We easily and effortlessly found a beautiful 3 bedroom home mature trees that is centrally located that we love and can easily afford. We have great friends in our neighbourhood, and Alex has friends on our street.

Our move and transition was seamless and effortless for all involved.

Alex is going to a great school and after-school care program that he loves.

We have great friends with soul connections.

Alex loves his new hockey team.

We are all happy and healthy.

So be it and it is so and so it is.”

 

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And what came to be:

“I am working for the university in a city that we love, on a project that is dear to my heart. I am deeply fulfilled by the work that I do. I love my job and the people that I work for.

My husband is working as an electrical inspector and enjoys his work.

We sold our home for a reasonable price, just in the nick of time, one day before the moving truck arrived.

We easily and effortlessly found a beautiful 3 bedroom home mature trees that is centrally located within the community that we love and can easily afford. We have great friends in our neighbourhood, and Alex has friends on the next block.

We were well supported during our move.

Alex is going to a great school and after-school care program that he loves, and where he has made good friends.

We have great friends with meaningful connections.

Alex loves his new hockey team and has 3 friends on his team from school and his soccer team.

We are all happy and healthy.

And so it is!

 

I found raspberries in our backyard today that I didn’t know were there.  It felt like an “everyday miracle” because I’ve been talking about how I want to grow raspberries in our backyard, and lo and behold, there’s actually a raspberry bush already growing there.  They were behind our shed.

I  bought a flowers of Newfoundland book and I was identifying some of the wildflowers growing in my yard when I found the raspberries.  hee hee!

This is our first summer in this home and I am loving getting to know our neighbours.  I have met at least one member of each of the houses on our cul-de-sac. I love feeling part of a community. There are many retirees on our street, many couples who have been on the street for 30+ years. Some younger families have also started to move onto the street, including one couple who is expecting a child at the end of August (a potential playmate for Alex in a couple year’s time!). There are also some older boys (ages 8 to 11) who Alex enjoys chasing on his tricycle.

Alex loves meeting the neighbours as well. If anyone is outside of their home when we are outside, Alex makes a point to go over to talk to them. Everyone on the street knows Alex’s name. One of the neighbours has a swing set in their backyard for their grandkids and Alex has a standing invitation to use their swing set.

I love our street!

We saw the movie “One Week” last night, and I loved it.

The movie synopsis: 

When confronted with his mortality, Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) impulsively buys a vintage motorcycle and sets off on a road trip that starts in Toronto and ends up on Vancouver Island in the town of Tofino. Humourous, profound and extremely moving, One Week uses the great Canadian landscape as the backdrop to the story of a man and his life’s journey. In the search for himself, he finds out what makes this country, and his life, so beautiful.

It was a beautiful tribute to Canada and to life itself.

The movie asks the question,  “What would you do if you only had one week to live”, or “What would you do if you had one week to change your life?”

I’ve gone through many metamorphases in my life, and I’m happy to say that currently I wouldn’t change much in my life if I knew that I only had one more week to live.

It feels as though there’s no unfinished business to attend to.

All of the important people in my life know that they are loved.

I have been forgiven and have forgiven.

I would probably spend a lot of time with loved ones and in nature.

I wouldn’t need to go on a road trip, or fly anywhere.

I’d be content to just be here.

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