Blessings Come in the Weirdest Ways

I am the type who enjoy the simple things. The silly times I get to spend with people just hanging out and laughing. Watching my daughter hunt for spiders to stick in her jewelry box just for the hell of it. Walks in open parks, especially by lakes and streams. The smell of lilacs blooming in my backyard which I plan on harvesting this year to make lilac water. The very simple things, those that many take for granted.

I have also had weird and unexpected blessings too. One year around Christmas time I was pulled over by a cop right before my work shift only to be randomly given a hundred dollar bill due to our city being given a generous donation so they were randomly pulling people to give it away. Of course I ended up with a flat tire the next week but I at least had the money for a new tire. I had my ball joint on my car break on me while driving once but it was at least two minutes away from my job at the time, I was not hurt, and it was a beautiful day. Plus it got fixed. Another one was I was making plans to go clothes shopping after my next payday and this woman I talked to from time to time randomly came to me and said she was told by her higher power (I’m not joking about this) that I needed clothes which she bought me camisoles and shirts which were my style and size I wore.

Now the weirdest one, which I mean weird. Twice now I come home to find my lawn mowed. I don’t know who it is, it’s not my usual suspects because I know their mowing patterns. It is some simple mystery lawn mowing fairy who apparently knows when I plan to mow my lawn then suddenly I see it done. Now, I have never had this happened before and I usually take care of it on my own or pay my younger brother to at least attempt trying to mow it. Of course I’m thankful for this lovely surprise and if it keeps happening I would love to run into them at some point to give them a big hug and cook dinner for them or something. Especially since mowing the lawn is one of my biggest maintenance chores I have to keep up with during the non-snow months.

This stuff always reminds me why to always count my blessings, especially when blessings come in the weirdest but most simple ways. What weird blessings have you had?

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It’s All Alchemy to Me

Anytime you think of the word alchemy, I’m sure you think of adventures of the philosopher’s stone and the ability to turn lead into gold. Maybe you’re bit of a nerd like I am and also think of Full Metal Alchemist which involve humonculi and the little girl turned into a Chimera. Maybe even the classic novel The Alchemist which is still on my own to read list.

All and all, how I personally view alchemy is the ability to transform something dull and boring into something great and unforgettable. Witchcraft in a way is a form of alchemy seeing how we take energies and manipulate those energies to change the outcome of circumstances with our will. Alchemy in the traditional sense is using chemistry to transform minerals or objects into something else.

When one decides they want to make a change or transformation, in a way they go through their own sense of spiritual alchemy. This can be many things from changing careers, losing weight, facing fears, or even exploring an unknown territory. It’s the matter of the will of the person and their desire to change. One can be comfortable with something but in due time all things change, grow, adapt, or move forward. Even the rivers will someday make more great canyons like the one we have now.

Don’t be afraid to push forward to these new changes, some you may not like but in the end they maybe for the better.