It's April Fool's Day!
So I thought I'd have a little fun! I am going to tell you three brief stories. Two of them will have at least a little truth in them, but will ultimately, be a lie. The other one will be completely true. You get to figure out which one is the truth, and which other ones are meant to "fool" you! ;)
(1) I have always loved to sing!! I used to sing in the school choruses in every grade where there was one. And I dreamed of becoming a singer, actress and dancer. Unfortunately, none of that happened, and college & grad school turned me into a helper, instead. But I did used to go to a neighborhood karaoke bar, every weekend, for several years, and one time, I won a contest there! I sang Boogie Oogie Oogie, Last Dance & Superstar. "Long ago....and oh, so far away...."
(2) After grad school, I continued to live in Virginia Beach and only occasionally got home to see my mom and my sister (my father passed away while I was still in grad school.) Well, one year, I talked them into coming to visit me right after Christmas. In fact, we exchanged gifts while they were there.
And though I never enjoyed the long drive to the nearest airport, I was very excited to see them. Well, as I was waiting for them by the baggage claim, late that night when their flight came in, you'll never believe who I saw! It was Clifton Davis from the 70s show "That's My Mama!" and the 80s show "Amen!"
Well, I could tell he noticed me when my eyes widened as I figured out who he was. But I looked away before we could really connect or say anything. And when I saw my family, I believe he could tell (as we whispered) that we were not just excited to see each other, but were talking about him.
So my sister decides she wants to meet him! I could tell he was tired & I tried to talk her out of it, but there she went, asking for his autograph.
(Can I admit that secretly, I was glad she did it? And can you tell I'm the older sister)
(3) One day, after I had been living in Virginia Beach for several years and had gotten my third job as a therapist, working in as a family therapist for people going into treatment for addictions, my mother called me & asked me if I planned to continue living there for a while. Duh!
So she told me that when my father died, he left me enough money for a down payment on a house & asked if I wanted to buy one. And of course, I did! I must have looked at 50 places, though, before I found what to me, was a "dream house." In fact, I apologized several times to my friendly realtor (I mean, we were becoming friends bu that point!) and sometimes I could see the determined patience in his eyes.
But finally, I found it! It was a condo on a lake. And it had a real garden tub, meaning I could sit down in and the water would still come up to my shoulders. When I moved in, I started taking baths instead of showers, and sometimes slept with the blinds up so I could wake up looking at the lake!
As a first house, it was amazing! Do you remember falling in love with your first house?
SO... which story do you think is completely true??
Nothing Foolish about my Blog Plan
You know, I've been thinking a lot about what's going on in the world, and because so much has disturbed me, I asked for guidance about how I could help. One answer I received was to create the post-election survival kit.
But once that was done, I wondered what was next. And several versions of a basic question began to flood into my mind. "Are we going to be alright?," What's going to happen?,""When will this be over?," etc.
So I'm offering readings here on the website. I love giving readings because they can be SO comforting & reassuring!
But I also thought about how much my spirit guides have helped me in the past few months. It was from them that I heard, repeatedly, that ultimately, all would be well. And I began to believe it.
When I heard disturbing things on the news, I reminded myself of what I knew & tried to pass it on. Tried not to let being an empath blow the roof off my feelings as waves of worry & fear & anger & dismay came my way.
I spent more quiet time with them and wrapped myself up in comfort. If I hadn't known to do that, I might have been in a constant state of anxiety & alarm.
So I want to help others create the same kinds of deep, trusting spirit guide connections, beginning this month (I hope!)
And Now, Here's the Truth
The only story I told that was completely true was the first one! Every single word of it. I don't do karaoke any more but if you ever bugged my car, you'd hear my son and I blasting out the hits and the oldies as we head down the road. :)
So, I really did see Clifton Davis in the airport! But my sister would never have the nerve to walk up to him.
And alas, that condo was only "mine" for a few weeks! There was trouble connected to the deed, and if I'd stayed, there would have been the possibility of my living there, w/ an approved loan, but no actual ownership. The realtor assured me that it was a minimal problem that would soon be straightened out, but at 25 or so, I was too scared to take the risk, so I never actually owned it.
Thanks for coming today for a visit! Hope to see you back soon.