:: HOW ARE YOU USING YOUR WINGS IN YOUR ONE LIFE? ::

Nov 17 — this date a long, long time ago. My pregnant mama was teaching a room full of students and was rushed to the hospital due to complications with her pregnancy. The doctors immediately put her on bed rest and prepared her for the loss of her unborn child. She was told there was a 99% chance this child would not make it. She received sympathy flowers at the hospital. But followed the strict BED REST rules and if you know my mama — this was not easy! But overwhelmed with emotion in response to what the docs + nurses told her about her unborn child, my mama took the great advice from her father as he said to her one day....⁣

“But Barbara, what they DIDN’T say is that there is a 1% chance you’ll keep the baby, and if you’re getting all these flowers now, think of ALL the flowers you’ll be getting in April.” ⁣⁣⁣
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That message worked— moving forward, she was on that positive train and kept praying, speaking to her unborn child and even giving that baby some positive affirmations. She wrote it all in a journal.
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For six months!⁣⁣⁣
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Baby was internalizing it all. And when when April rolled around, baby was born.⁣⁣⁣
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That baby was me.⁣⁣⁣
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And while I was three weeks early, I made it. Now if you ask my mom about the labor, that’s a story for another day. Nurses and Docs had a nickname for me, which I can’t remember right now.⁣⁣⁣
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Moral of the story: the odds were 99% against us, but SHE trusted on that 1%. Never underestimate the power of the 1 %.⁣⁣⁣ Thank you Mama, for trusting and believing!
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So, friends: as we anticipate this week of THANKS, let me be very clear that we need to give THANKS daily. Not just on the last Thursday in November.⁣⁣⁣
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Life: it’s beautiful, messy, painful, blissful, uncertain and a journey. But it’s JUST one. Honor your humanness and believe in the divine. There’s 100% something bigger than us all. And that’s a beautiful concept to wrap my chilly head around. ⁣⁣⁣
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You were winged with life, winged with light —use em’ to FLY !⁣⁣⁣

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