A Child Sent From Above
This is a story about a time in my own life when the focused became money and achievement and the ego was winning. I believe we all like money and recognition but some of us become addicted to it and begin to forget about what is important in life and why we are making the money and are needing the recognition.
Business had become my focus. My business was the real estate industry, where you learned quickly it’s a dog eat dog world. Merriam Webster defines it like this: marked by ruthless self-interest -dog-eat-dog competition.
In the beginning getting into the real estate business as a single mom was the answer to my prayers. I assisted many people in the process of buying and selling property and became quite good at my job. Working hard in the business allowed me to make a good living for myself and my children. I eventually opened my own company and became a successful real estate broker. Real estate was the avenue that my chose to create enough income to take care of my children.
When they left the nest, I was free to travel, go on dates and all the things you cannot do so easily when you are a single parent with kids. My success in business over the years had allowed me the luxury of not worrying about the everyday bills as I had years earlier. Unfortunately, we are quick to forget that not everybody has money. It’s easy to get caught up in the material lifestyle and forget where you came from. I found myself with an inflated ego. I began looking down upon others and believing I was better in some way. The ego overtakes us when money and achievement are involved unless we recognize it within ourselves and make a change.
At this time in my life I had not learned that lesson. Back then it was the real estate deals that filled my days and the cash flow that followed. After many years in the business dealing with large sums of money and often difficult and unethical people I became one tough cookie. You could say I became quite hard, as I learned early on if you’re not tough in business people will walk all over you, so I learned to hold my ground to survive and not be stepped on.
Today I realized that my focus had become about the deal. I became cold and hard towards people from a lack of love in my life. Too much work and not enough love can create this frame of mind. Then something happened that changed my life forever. Completely out of the blue my oldest daughter announced that I was going to be a Grandmother. I was shocked and happy all at the same time, but I was not prepared for what happened next.
When my Grandson was born I was smitten with him. I had forgotten what it was like to have a little one around. I had forgotten how tiny and amazing little babies are. Westley was a few months old when I began babysitting this precious little guy. By the time he turned One we had become the best of friends. He has a kind soul and he loves me unconditionally. I love him to the moon and back! What a nice surprise to have the innocent love of a child change your life.
Not too long after he arrived I found myself smiling for no reason and began to lighten up a bit and joke around again with my clients. People noticed the difference in me. They would say, “You seemed happier, what have you changed? There is something different about you. I felt it too and realized that I was happier and felt joy inside of myself for the first time in many years. My mindset was focused on chasing that old mighty dollar for so many years that I had let the love slip out of my life. I love my children, but they are adults now creating their own lives. I was living alone focusing on my job.
To be honest I had not learned about the energy of love or the lack of it. I had forgotten what real love was all about, until my grandson come into this world. He reminded me that we all need people in our lives who bring us joy when their around. Their presence makes a difference in our heart and soul and can change our lives. This small child reminded me that It’s the love for each other that keep us going on the tough days in this world. The love changed my mindset.
I realized that I felt happy again. This little boy brought the joy and love back into my life. This is when I understood that because I had love back in my life, I too was giving off the love vibration. When I had love in my life again I oozed of it and met the man of my dreams. He was looking for love also and apparently our love vibrations matched! Only love, true love, the love energy, fulfills the human soul completely. We are married now, and both feel blessed that our love for each other is strong.
Four years later were blessed with a granddaughter who lights up both of our lives with her bright personality and unforgettable smile. We spend as much time with the her and her brother as possible. We take the two of them to museums, camping, fishing, to the beach and let them hang out at our house in the summertime. Our camping trips with the kids have been a ritual for the past few summers. Jus the thought of our adventures together with them makes me smile.
Now you know you have something to look forward to when you have grandchildren. And if already have grandkids, you know how therapeutic it is to spend time with them. Children have a way of bringing the joy and love back into our lives. We all have an opportunity to share some of our life lessons to help mold the next generations future.
I want to share with you what I have learned thus far about love. The lesson is that the tough days here on this planet are bearable when you have love in your life. You may be in love with your spouse, a child, a pet who keeps the love alive in you. The key is to keep the love inside of you flowing and allow the magic to fill you up.
A new mindset: With the violence in our world today and lack of respect for each other we must change the mind set from hatred to love. if you are looking for love in your life, give off the love vibration and you will attract love back to you tenfold. The mission is to send out love to others and watch it grow! As it grows the love vibration will create a powerful positive change for each of you and our world.
A child will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.