24 Jan

The definition is: a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance. An accidental happening. A fluke. Fate. A stroke of luck. It sometimes blows my mind when I sit back and think about how in the tapestry of life, threads and themes are weaved through each of us and somehow, somewhere, by some miracle, we’re woven together, whether fleeting or long-lived. Some call it divine; a marvel; a supernatural event or choose to believe that it’s beyond our control… I say it’s an act of God.

Last year, my cousin lost her boyfriend Leval in a tragic car accident and it’s robbed her of part of her future. Jessica over at Diary of a Healing Soul had a similar experience which has been the motivation and purpose for her blog. Since I had chatted to Jessica a few times and read through her blog, I knew that if I introduced them, they would take it from there. These two young ladies have never laid eyes on each other or will ever be in the same social circle, they live in different provinces and yet both their lives carry the same theme at this very point in time – dealing with the loss of  love, their future.

Jessica writes this about an earth angelOne thing that stood out to me in Sonia’s comment was the term earth-angel. I was never referred as that by anyone and found it to a really honorable way in which to be described however I was just so grateful to have been seen in this light by her. You see, angels are not just in heaven, they all around us all the time. It could be the petrol attendant that got up and went to work today who filled your car with gas and made it possible for you to go to work, it could be the doctor who administered medication to you when you were ill, it could be the friend you called when you were going through a rough patch, it could be a teacher who helped you through a difficult question, it could be the lady/guy who assisted you in the store while you were looking for something. All of these people didn’t miraculously enter your life just because, no. They were there at just the right time and probably said or did just the right thing to get you through that moment, to add value to your life in just the right dose. My point here is, that we often overlook the people we share our lives with more so the people we come into contact with daily because we take for granted that they will be there tomorrow. Death comes as a rude awakening to show us that life is a precious gift and that we need to treasure it and the people we are blessed with. So today, no matter where you are or who you come into contact with, take a moment and truly acknowledge them for the blessing they are, also be nice to the next person, you never know what battle they are fighting, some people are not always brave enough to share their story. You may be their earth-angel at just the right time. Your loving words and caring manner may save a life, a marriage, a job, a home, a broken heart, a grieving soul, or a lonely person. You may be the reason why they hold on instead of let go. – What could be more rewarding? This morning I was greeted with another Blessing I received an e-mail from an amazing young lady who just over a month ago also lost the love of her life. So there we were her and I exchanging mails and sharing stories of loss. Numerous times she thanked me for the strength she was able to draw from my blog and she gashed at how much she admired me for my strength. Little did she know that just by her e-mail I was amazed at HER strength. S*** & I are well into a healthy friendship of two healing souls.

I love how the Message bible puts it, this is Romans 12 from verse 9 to 21. Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.” Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.

We don’t have to leave everything to chance, see how things go or just go with the flow. Being deliberately good for someone else’s benefit does more good for our souls than we can ever imagine.



2 Responses to “Coincidences….”

  1. Jessica Maulid February 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    If I have ever been touched by the life of someone else, its been by you today!! Corinne, THANK YOU so much. For who & what you have been to me. In a small space of time, you have become not only an earth-angel but a place of wisdom and encouragement. Bless you & your beautiful soul. Xxx



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