I have always been a planner. I am not sure where this trait came from but I have always loved to plan ahead, set and reach goals. I love to have events like summer vacation blocked off on our calendar months ahead of time. I love to have things to look forward to and to add details to. I have a huge wall calendar and each week I add on appointments, meals I'm cooking and more. I keep track of my exercise there as well with star stickers! I love planning!
However, with all of the changes to my business going on, I have found that although I love to plan, it is important to leave room for miracles. So many times a difficult, unexpected change in our lives can come about. At that moment we think it's the worst thing that can be happening to us. We didn't plan on this! It is those events that really turn into miracles if we are awake and ready to see them. When my meal service platform, Josephine.com announced their shutdown at the end of March I had already planned meals out till the end of April. Now I see though that this unplanned event is really such a blessing to me, to my family and to my community.
Although I am a planner, slowly I am learning to leave some space for miracles in my life. Those little things that happen that open doors and illuminate the path that I have been searching for. Last year I decided that I wanted to open my own cafe. I know it is a long road to get there and many changes and many challenges are ahead but in my heart I know it's what I've always been meant to do. I get such joy from cooking for others and hearing how they loved their meals. My favorite part of the day is serving people meals, whether it be clients or my own family- I love spreading the love and joy through food. I had thought about working in a cafe/coffee shop to gain experience. Recently I have been talking to a local coffee shop and they are going to give me an opportunity to cook and bake in their shop. This will give me the chance to learn how a coffee shop/cafe runs and all of the ins and outs of the business. I will be able to help this shop expand their food options and broaden their horizons. This leads me to the conclusion that because I put this idea and energy out there, it came back to me and I will give back to it through my work.
Over the past 2-3 years I have become a more spiritual person because of the way that I have chosen to view the world and through my studies. I truly believe that miracles happen in our daily lives and we will see them if we are open to them. In my bathroom I have a framed sign that says "Miracles are Happening." At first this sign said "Good Things are Happening." But, my son told me to put "Miracles" instead. I think he was right!
I believe that when you put your whole heart into something, the right people, places and circumstances will come into place for you. You have to leave an open space in your heart, mind and calendar for these things to happen. I feel like things are beginning to shift, the path is lighting up for me (just like the ones they tell you about in the aisle of an airplane) and I am finding my way towards my cafe. I am open to new and exciting things happening every day.
Are you open to leaving room for miracles? I'd love to hear from you!