"Miami Beach" by Milan Bowers
I’ve heard this saying many times: “You only fail when you fail to try”. Keeping this in mind it should be a constant reminder for us to work on ourselves everyday and to knock off any chips on our shoulders, dust off those parts of us that have laid dormant and unproductive, pick ourselves up by our bootstraps and kick up our heels. No one else can do it for us. We have to be our own daily inspiration. We have to get quiet and listen to what our heart is telling us. We don’t give in. We don’t give up. We keep on keeping-on.
By our trying to do our best we will always win, because at the end of the day what really maters when we lay our heads upon our pillows to rest, is that we tried and that tomorrow is another day. Share this with those around you and pass along the old saying enough times until you get the message. We are here on Earth to do a job … no matter how small. We are here not to take but to contribute and we cannot do that if we are stagnate … tired … hopeless or sad. Let go of the binds that would try to hold you back and reach for your bright tomorrow. No one can do it for you but together we can boost the collective moral.
I was almost asleep this morning when the phone broke the silence (with the exception of Hannah’s soft kitty snores), and I grabbed the receiver as fast as I could. I had to reach over her slumbering form as I did so. Let me tell you, I was anticipating my Sister reporting that the test results were in, the operating table was imminent and the surgeons in place. Much to my bewildered surprise, having been in an almost dream-state a minute before, came the joyful and almost unbelievable words, “They’re not going to operate.”
For those of you who do not pray and don’t believe in prayer, I have to say that this prayer reward is an outstanding one. Miracles Do Happen. We went from 100% surety of a double bypass surgery to a new decision of we will handle this with medication. I felt tears welling up in my eyes while listening to her relief and it was one of the sweetest joys we have shared thus far.
I continued to ask people to pray for her and I even sent a message to the Dali Lama, because I knew how much she admired him. I AM Thankful and mindful to share this miracle with anyone who wants to read about it. With all of the craziness going on in our world it’s always wonderful to witness an about-face to a problem that seemed insurmountable, only to be dissolved and brushed away by the Hand of God.
Blessings have reigned down upon us and I thank each and every one of you who took time out to share in our Special Intention.
I inherited this print of Our Lady of Guadeloupe, in its original hand-carved frame, complete with the string Daddy had attached to the back, in order to hang it in our home. These are roses from my rose bush, at our home we sold. Today I pray especially hard for my beautiful and brave Sister-in-law, Janet. She is having a procedure this morning and I pray on my knees, that she will come out of this healed as much as she can be healed. I prayed the rosary yesterday with EWTNs Mother Angelica and the nuns, while I prepared a big breakfast. It soothed my soul, calmed my mind, and I sent up prayers for Janet, and also my friend, Peggy. Both ladies have been experiencing pain and complications. So today, I humbly ask that you will offer up prayers of healing for Janet and Peggy, Charley (my brother), and Jennifer (a friend’s wife), too. Four wonderful people battling the trials of living. Please join me and give them five minutes of your day.
Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with Thee Blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus, Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. (repeat three times)