My cell phone rang the other day and I didn’t recognize the number. I picked up the call anyway. (I usually don’t.)
And this lovely voice on the other end said, “I’m Suzy. You don’t know me. I dared myself to call you.”
I was so glad to hear from her. She was asking about an upcoming event where I’m speaking at a Church in Chalfont, PA on May 8th (tonight). One of the organizers decided to call it “I Wish You NEW”.
Suzy said,”I’m just checking. Is this a religious thing?”
I paused for a minute before answering. It took me a second to realize Suzy thought “I Wish You NEW” was a clever title for, you know, “the good news” in a church.
“Oh no, no,” I laughed. “This is not a religious event. The church is just our venue.”
Suzy told me that was good because she is a cancer survivor and a young widow. She wanted to bring her widow support group to the event and “would that be okay?”
“You know,” I said. “This is so coincidental because the organizer who came up with the title I Wish You NEW is a two-time widow; a young woman who has been married twice to men who died young. She has been daring herself, too, to reboot her life.”
And so these two young widows connected right away and met last night. I’m so excited I’ll see the tonight at the event. And while it’s not about religion, it is about seeking the best way to live a quality life. That’s what’s bringing us all together.
The world works in mysterious ways, doesn’t it?
Sometimes we “pick up the phone” just at the right time. I don’t want to get too woo-woo on you. In some ways, I’m very much a skeptic. Yet, I can’t help but believe there is some universal force that works within all of us, to connect us, help us find our way if we are open to it.
Meanwhile, my lovely daughter Alexa turned 30 this last week.
And after her birthday dinner, she suggested another FIRST for us. She wanted to Do The New by co-hosting our first “Ask Lu Ann” Facebook Live session. Our first one was on Saturday.
Alexa was with me; a true mother and daughter act. If you’ve read I Dare Me, you know she’s the one who inspired me to do one new thing every day for a year to get my life unstuck. The journey would not have happened without her. So we took this next little step together, too.
So, I’ll end by saying I sincerely, Wish you New! I wish you lots of NEW.