Last year I wrote about sending out an intention to the Universe of something that you would like to occur in your life (or pray), and then trust it will happen. One example I shared before was the synchronicity of our move back home.
Not only does the Universe/God answer our call/prayer in due time, but sometimes we receive answers we aren’t even looking for.
A couple of weeks ago, the hubs and I took a mini vacation for our anniversary (photos from trip above and below). I thought I was booking us in a cabin, but it turned out to be a Bed and Breakfast, which was fine. We just needed a room that wasn’t like a hotel, because we always bring Max with us. He despises hotel rooms.
But, I digressed. Anyway, the Bed and Breakfast was on a charming farm with rolling hills, disc golf and hiking trails.
Growing up a city girl, I swore I’d never live in some small “hick” town.
After talking to the friendly guests and locals, and getting to know the area, it made me wish I lived in small-town America. Everywhere we went people were welcoming, friendly and kind.
Each morning we were served breakfast in a dining room with other guests staying on the property. I love meeting new people, but mornings are not good to me. I usually need time before Friendly-Lori comes out to play. What’re you gonna do though, when other people’s friendly-selves start chatting with you? So, I dug deep for Friendly-Lori and found her.
On our last morning there, as we ate our bacon, eggs and chocolate chip muffins, a couple close to our age shuffled into the dining room. They sat at another table, but we found ourselves talking across the room with them, so they joined us at ours.
During the getting-to-know-you stuff, we learned the man was a pastor who’d traveled the world healing people.
He shared several inspirational healing stories with us, but this may not be something everyone is interested in. Let me just say that I find it curious, how I’ve been struggling to write my fiction novel about a healer, and I bump into a healer who is staying at the same B&B as me. What are the odds?
There is more to our encounter with the pastor, as we were recipients of healing prayer, but maybe I’ll tell that story another time. It wasn’t something we went there for, but sometimes we receive an unexpected blessing from the Universe (and from Pastor Mike. Thank you).
This lovely arch also surprised us while there.