This particular morning, I was grateful that I was willing just to let go and just be. Some days, it’s challenging just to let it all go—what people think, what I
look like, how she interpreted my response
and paying bills. It was liberating this
morning to let it all go.
best to focus on the Divine Presence this entire day, every minute and every
second. I didn’t want to think, but I
wanted to give of myself completely. So,
my question was, “How can I give more on this day?”
heard one male voice greeting me. I returned the greeting. I saw
him walk out of the office. If I stood,
I could see the top of someone’s head,
but I remained focused on my work. I
thought I was alone, and I was so engaged in reading and correcting students’
papers that I almost didn’t hear the person, who appeared to be coughing or
sneezing, sitting across the aisle on the opposite side of the cubicles. I
said, “Bless You,” without waiting for a response from him.
professor. He said, “I didn’t mean to
scare you.” I said, “I thought I was
alone in here.” He asked, “Were you the one who said, “Bless you?” Hurried to get back to my work so I could
finish before my deadline, I nodded. He
and I just want you to know that I had gotten something stuck in my throat, and
it had cut off my breathing. I couldn’t
yell, and I didn’t know anyone else was here.
I was terrified that no one would
be able to help me, so I panicked and was afraid to walk. I tried and tried to remove the food, but it
was stuck. I felt myself feeling faint,
so I made another attempt to cough it out.
That is when I heard a quick and
precise, “Bless you.” I felt at peace
after I heard your voice, and I relaxed and thanked
God for being here with me. I tried to
take a deep breath, and the food popped out.”
the other side of the aisle (there are two aisles with cubicles lining on both
professor said, “You just don’t know how much you helped me. You saved my life.” I said, “Oh no, it was that greater than me,
and by grace, God used my voice because I wasn’t even paying attention to know
if you were coughing, sneezing, or choking, but my heart is always open and sincere, at least I try.”
you for allowing God to use you.”
gratitude, enthusiasm, and peace. Then I
repeated the words I had said to Divine Presence early that morning, “How can I
give more on this day?”
always right where I am and where you are.
We need just to know this, and God
will always respond.