This is a special post for me, because it was March 14, my Birthday, and I received the most perfect gift I could imagine.
Due to a very tight budget, and how I enjoy the ability to pull over where and when ever I want to sleep - I have been sleeping/living in my rental car the entire trip.
It was perfectly fine up until my final few days when the nights got much colder.
So I found myself sitting in the car, watching the sunset over the water abundant area of Lakes Entrance - rationalizing that since it is my Birthday, I should treat myself to hot shower and warm bed for the night.
I walked into a nearby motel, and ask the reception woman how much per night. She gave me the price, and I asked if there are any discounts I could have. She hesitated, but gave me the local discount. I shared with her my thoughts of how much I have paid in gas this trip and naturally gave her the "Thank You for Being You" cards, telling her the route I have driven. While she and I were both struggling with the situation, I then told her how I am trying to rationalize this expense since it is my Birthday.
She was obviously agonizing over not being able to give me more of a discount, and told me she does not have the authority to lower the price anymore. I said I understand, and in that moment, she whispered to me, telling me to leave the motel and she would meet me down the street when she gets off work in a few minutes.
That absolutely beautiful being, and her perfectly matched generous soul of a husband let me stay in their lovely guest room with a warm cozy bed, and very hot private shower. :) :) :)
Birthday Blessings FOR SURE!
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou
So much Gratitude and Love for you my dear new friends.
THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU
3/19/2018 06:56:28 am
Whoooo Hoooo! YAY for Hot Showers--a Divine, Earthly-Innovation! 😊
4/19/2018 03:42:31 pm
what a wonderful birthday story Cher...i'm loving your blog and sitting beside you on your journey...and hey, Thank You for Being You!!! xoxo
cher lyn hayes
10/24/2021 10:27:01 am
Thank you John.... and THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!!!
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l Cher was born into a family of metaphysicians, which allowed her innate nature for questioning reality the freedom to explore. She started traveling the world at age 17 to engage with different perspectives of spirituality and Mind/Body Medicine... with her home base being Honolulu Hawaii. At 25 she had her first child and started her private practice as a Mind/Body/Spirit Educator, Therapist. She also owned a Yoga School, founded a Divorce Center for Women, and was the founder of a Re-programming Center for Women and Children. Now she is an empty nester, she is devoting the next phase of her life to travel the world and connect with as many people as possible - sharing her love and gratitude for life, our planet, all beings, and all that exists.