After I had my lovely miracle on the evening of Day 10, I feel like they haven’t stopped since. I noticed myself all throughout the rest of the week and weekend creating miracles. The book does say that once you start witnessing miracles, it’s when you don’t that there’s something wrong.
Day 11 was self-gratitude day. Again always one of my favorite days because there’s such a great shift when you can fully recognize all in your life AND be thankful for it all. It brings you into the PRESENT. “I Am Grateful For This Moment”.
This week I had to show SELF-gratitude.
I AM GRATEFUL:
1. That I get to see my son grow up
2. That I am a good friend
3. That I continue to work on my relationship
4. For my soul, my faith, my God, my Light, My Source, My Universe
5. That I help people when I can
6. For ALL my books, blogs, seminars, etc.
7. For my mind and it’s ability to think beyond
8. When I love, it’s forever
9. That I keep in touch with people close to me
10. That my family and friends value me.
11. My Life and my PURPOSE!
…and many more!!!!
This weekend I went away to Monterey/Carmel with some family and my fiance to check out wedding venues. The first day, which was Day 12, my fiance wanted to take our son whale watching so he could have some fun while we were there. We were going to do it Sunday morning before we head back to Los Angeles but we had some time on Friday when we got into town so we decided to go. I thought it might be cutting it too close because of an appt we had but he said it was only 2 hours so we would actually finish in time before we had to check out a wedding venue that evening at 4pm.
Well within the first hour of the trip, my soon-to-be mother in law got really sick and started throwing up on the backside of the boat. She was having the worst experience ever from being sea-sick. All of a sudden it was 3pm and we had JUST gotten out to where the whales were. There was NO WAY we were going to be back by 3:30pm.
My fiance asked the worker on the boat and he said no way the boat isn’t due back until 4:30pm. This meant we were going to miss our very first appt. I immediately got really upset. I went to call the venue and in my head was cursing my fiance for even deciding to set up this trip before our appt. I told him it was cutting it too close but he assured me it would be fine. Well it wasn’t. “Why did I listen to him?” “This was such a bad idea” “I KNEW this wouldn’t work out” “I can’t believe we are stuck on this boat and it’s all [my fiance’s] fault.” While that was running through my head I remembered the affirmation of the day which was “I Forgive Myself For Having This Thought. I Choose Love Instead”.
I immediately started thinking about how he just wanted to do this so our son would have fun. So we could all have a good time. He really didn’t know that the trip was this long since the guy that sold us tickets told us it was only 2 hours, not 3.5 hours. I began to feel grateful for his efforts. By the time I got off the phone with the venue, instead of being angry and cursing my fiance out I actually told him THANK YOU!!!
Fo me this was a big step because I will admit, I am very used to arguing and placing blame. This time I went up to him and said “Thank you baby for your efforts in trying to put this idea together”. After that I started getting sea-sick and had to sit with my head in between my legs the whole way back. My son even got sea-sick and threw up. Although the trip was NOT very eventful, we DID get to see some whales though so I can’t say it was completely a bust. In the end we all got laugh about it and we didn’t end the trip being mad at each other. A MIRACLE!!!! And to imagine, things could have ended quite differently if it weren’t for that simple shift in perception I actively chose.
Although I am entering Day 15 today, I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much in one post so I will add yet another part to week 2 for days 13 & 14 tomorrow and then we can go over part 1 of week 3 in a few days.
Until then, xoxo