Do we need money or courage to live our soul purpose?
"""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. Love, Magdalene"