Hey! Have you seen my new tees?! I am in love with them. They turned out just right!! Of course, our mission statement is "Joyfully Use your Gifts to Brighten the Lives of Others". So that one was just a no-brainer. And because I am asked all the time, "Why does all that kind of good stuff always happen to you" (I'm paraphrasing)... and I ALWAYS respond, "I live in high favor!", I had to also design a tee that said that!! They should be on the mojoystudio.com website in about two days. Maybe even as early as tomorrow. Depend son how quickly Suzy recuperates from the weekend's events.
I went up to the ticket guy, Tom, and asked him if there were any better seat options on the plane as I was on the LAST ROW. Not that sitting right next to the bathroom in a totally packed plane squeezed up against a window isn't great, but you know... if I could change, I certainly wanted to. And if I'm just being honest, I BELIEVED I would get a better seat!!
Tom explained that this was a FULL PLANE cause it was headed to Arizona, and the Superbowl had people from all over the country flying into Tucson and driving down to Phoenix. (or up or sideways or whatever?!) Sooooo... I told him, I really liked the numbers on his tag. He apparently started his job with the airline on 11/11/2014. (also an 11.... just add it up). I gave him the very abbreviated version of my history with that number, and how I'd always remained connected, spiritually, to my nephew, Jake, with that number.
Because I can come across as a bit of a weirdo without adequate explanation, I told him that when Jake died, and I started getting the 11's, I asked my pastor about numerology, and he assured me that numerology was strong, even in the Bible, and as long as I don't let numbers lead my entire life, then, it'd be fine for me to look into it and understand it more. Of course, many of you know the story...but for those who don't, I was waking up in the middle of the night at 2:11. Then again at 3:11. And 4:11. etc. It became eerily obvious that this was some sort of message to me.
And so, when I finally DID look it up, the first site I went to said that the number 11 is the way the "afterlife communicates with the present life" or something along those lines. Well, let's just say that was ENOUGH for me! I knew it was Jake. And to this day, I STILL know it!
So, I shared this with Tom. And I told him that what I'd really appreciate was getting moved up to a better seat, specifically Row 11! ha He said, that it'd be highly doubtful, but he'd keep me in mind.
"Yes. So if you have a 5, what do you need for an 11?"
"6?" (Don't ya love that he was now as bought into my "signs" as I was!?)
And with that he hands me a ticket for seat number 6A!! I said, "Are you serious, Tom? That is SO awesome!! You rock!!"
It wasn't until they started loading the military, and I realized they were about to call us by zones that I looked down and saw mine...
So, here I am at gate 38 (yes... 11), and now getting on the plane with a complimentary first class ticket on a totally full plane. From back row to the front rows.
(That's the world's biggest passenger jet, the Airbus, double decker, out on the tarmac)
ANd I met this friend next to me too. I love meeting new friends.
Let me tell you... first off, if I hadn't gone up to Tom and asked him about a different seat, I surely wouldn't have ever gotten one. Moral of that story...Be brave!
I've heard several times from my mentor, Paul Martinelli, that when the finite mind of man communicates with the infinite mind of God, that is called prayer. But, when the infinite mind of God communicates with the finite mind of man, that is called "intuition". I LOVE that. It is a whisper. A hint. We have to be very, very open to hearing the suggestion. And then, we open ourselves up to great blessing!
Thanks for reading the blog. Thanks for caring about all my craziness. I am blessed.