“Sometimes I am broke, but God always sends a miracle.”
One of my inspiring moments in 2012 was a conversation with a young woman I met only once in the sauna who shared part of her life journey with me. She was vibrant and had an incredible warmth around her and a captivating smile – the kind of person you are drawn to immediately.
She is a single mother of 4 kids, one with a disability. She works in the evening as a cleaner. With her earnings, she supports 43 people in her home country by sending $600 to her home country every month, which provides food and basic needs for each one. These 43 people are mostly the elderly whom she left back after the war in her country.
It is amazing how $600 provides enough food and comfort to 43 people because the cost of living is so much lower and lifestyle is simple. The most important need is food. It is even more amazing that with her humble earnings, she is able to make this money multiply to feed her family and those extra 43 people.
We spoke about the challenges of meeting this commitment each month and she must have realized that I was calculating to see how it is possible to do so much with so little, based on her own family needs.
“It is not about calculating money like this, it is about having the courage to do the right thing.” She responded to my unasked question. “Sometimes I am broke, but God always sends a miracle. I believe that I am doing what I am here to do. If I die today, I will die in peace and that is what is important.”
I felt very humbled as I listened to her story and we exchanged life experiences in the warmth of the sauna. I felt ashamed of myself for complaining about the things I think that I cannot do because I think I don’t have enough. Here was this young woman saying to me “Life is bigger than our calculations. Have the courage to be. Decide what you can do for others and stick to the commitment.”
There are angels walking among us all the time. Sometimes, their wings touch us and inspires a change in our hearts. They are not necessarily popular or rich or super stars. They are just ordinary people who can fly because they are in alignment to their purpose…and all things work in perfection because they have faith and their vision is bigger than what we see with our naked eyes.
They are free to be and that freedom comes from within.
Are we lacking money or courage?
I would love to hear of the angels whose wings have brushed against yours. Do share your experiences with us.
TuneIn to the angels around you and StepUp to be an angel for someone. There is a beautiful angel is each of us, longing to be found.