I believe all things happen for a reason. Most of us have had unexplainable circumstances at some point in our life that have had underlying meanings.
One unexplainable event happened to me very soon after I got home from the hospital. I was in the hospital for seven months and lost all of my vision and ability to walk, due to an extremely critical medical condition that hit me without warning.
Very shortly after getting home from the hospital I received a telephone call as I laid in bed recovering. The voice on the telephone asked “ is this Bill Tipton?”. I said with some hesitation, “yes, it is” Then the person on the telephone asked, “are you blind?” I answered “who is this? They quickly responded I am John Doe, from a church I had never heard of. John Doe said a member of his congregation had found a Braille bible in one of their pews after a service. The Braille bible had my name and telephone number hand written in it. John Doe said they were calling me to return my Braille bible. I responded with astonishment, my name is Bill Tipton and I am completely blind. I told them I had never been to or heard of their church. I also told them I just got out of the hospital after a seven month stay and that was not my bible and I did not know Braille. I graciously thanked them for taking the time to call, as we both were in wonder of who the bible belonged to.
I felt sensations of bewilderment and amazement run throughout my body wondering with astonishment how this bible with my name and telephone number got into their church. I wondered why that apparently lost bible was left on a seat in the pew of that church. I thought this unexplainable event must have happened for some very special reason.
To this day I never found out how that bible got in that church. Every time I think about that Braille bible with my name and telephone number written in it I am in wonder. When I think about that telephone call those same sensations I had when I got that mysterious telephone call run through my body all over again.
Some incredible events in my belief that followed that mysterious telephone call.
• I returned to church in my wheelchair without any eyesight.
• Learned how to use a screen reader to allow me to use a PC and applications without eyesight.
• Learned grade one and grade two Braille.
• Learned how to walk again and left my wheelchair behind after many doctors from multiple hospitals said I had no hope of ever walking again.
• Joined three non-profits in my community to help others.
• Returned to work after a tremendous amount of re-skilling to enable me to contribute my very best to my employer as I help many customers and employees from all over the world.
I truly believe others have experienced unexplainable events that have taken them on similar paths as mine. If you have not, maybe we need to take life slower, so even the dimmest simplest of signals do not go unnoticed. Even if you do not fully understand the underlying meaning, your heart and attitude needs to be open to let your inner self accept the signals. Unexplainable events if associated with proper timing to your calculated planned events can catapult your success. Just a few examples of the planned events I talk about are learning from co-workers, friends, observing others, networking, work experience, formal education and doing volunteer work to help others.
With everyone attempting to accomplish more in less time in their personal and professional life, it is vital to pay attention to your unexplainable events as much as your planned events. This frame of mind is needed to take advantage of the catapult effect I described when you associate different types of learning opportunities together. This is even more critical during our unstable financial and economic situation our world is in today, when we are asked to do more with less, some are loosing jobs and their homes. In some parts of our world some are fighting for the bare necessities of life to enable them to live without enough food, access to medication to fight critical deadly diseases, lack of shelter and other very unfortunate situations. . If you do not take advantage of unexplainable events, it is like throwing away a free learning opportunity.
In the US we celebrate Thanksgiving Day this week. This Thanksgiving Day one of my many things I am grateful and thankful for is the ability to accept help from unexplainable sources with humbleness and gratitude. Live with an attitude of faith and expectance to help your dreams become a reality.
Has anyone else had a unexplainable event happen? If so, after the event happened did that event trigger any special learning’s to help you? Do you see any explanations from my mysterious telephone call? We all look forward to hearing from you.
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