Life Coaching Tip: At second glance, the seemingly insignificant synchronicities in life aren’t really insignificant at all. They can help center you and provide comfort at times when you need it most. Be open to the spiritual signs all around you, my friend. And rest assured, you are not alone in all of this!
I had a very busy schedule the day after Thanksgiving, so I chose to skip my morning walk. This is never a good choice for me, and the sun made a rare appearance that afternoon to remind me of this.
So, when I received a last-minute cancellation, I threw my boots into the car and headed to the park.
It was an unusually warm and beautiful November day, and the water was calm and quiet along the vast beach—quite a difference from the day before when the waves were so rough that a beach walk was not possible.
This had disappointed my husband, Jerry, and me, for he had joked that morning that he would find a bar of gold along the shoreline. And when the vision of a sparkling jewel popped into my head, I declared I would find a magnificent treasure, too!
As I made my way down the hill to the beach, I smiled to myself thinking about how fun it would be if a sparkling jewel did show up on my path and surprise me that day.
When I approached the beach, I saw a woman walking with a happy, little dog that looked a lot like my beloved puggle, Penny, who had recently passed away. I missed Penny terribly and hoped that the woman would bring her dog by so I could give it some love.
She did just that, introducing the dog as she approached. “This is Piper,” she said.
Piper was young and delightful, giving me the kind of affection that only a sweet pup could—which was exactly what I needed that day!
I thanked the woman and told her we had recently lost our dog, and then she shared with me that her dog passed away a few months ago, too. Piper was a neighbor’s dog who palled around with her sometimes.
Then, as tears welled up in her eyes, she told me about even more loss. Her husband passed away about a year ago and dealing with the grief had been incredibly painful for her.
I gave the woman an immediate hug as she told me about her difficult journey.
She described how hard it had been when her husband first died, and how their trusty dog had helped comfort her. She said she was now getting ready to sell their family home and was wrestling with even more grief as a result.
She noted that her self-confidence had grown immensely with each courageous step she took forward though, but it wasn’t easy.
And as I listened to her story, her resilience inspired me and filled my heart with warmth and gratitude.
My new friend and I both found it remarkable that we had run into one another that afternoon. Since we are both typically morning walkers, it was unusual for each of us to be on the beach at that hour.
After we chatted for a long while, I gave her another warm hug and said, “It was so nice talking with you! I believe this connection was exactly what we each needed today. My name is Tracy, by the way.”
She nodded in agreement, and her smile sparkled as she replied.
“I’m Jules,” she said.
Well, of course that’s your name, I thought. Of course, it is!
My life experiences have taught me that these seemingly small synchronicities aren’t small at all. They provide magical glimpses of a much bigger picture that grounds and comforts me.
They help to reassure me that I am exactly where I am supposed to be, and this calms my fears and puts me at ease.
And on a spiritual level, they remind me that I am not alone in all of this—none of us are—including you, my friend!