On my last post, The Power of Gratefulness, I wrote about the importance of being grateful in every situation. Now, I wish to share my personal experience with you. It potentially could have been one of the darkest periods in my life. Instead, that “dark period” ended up being the most transforming experience of my life, and I witnessed firsthand how the power of gratefulness resulted in the manifestation of amazing miracles.
In October of 2011, my doctor told me that I had kidney disease and my kidneys were failing. By April of 2012, my kidney function was down to 18% and the doctor told me that I had to consider dialysis or search for a live kidney donor. I was in shock. What I didn’t know then was how my life would showcase God’s grace over the course of the following eight months. This would be a life-changing journey where I would learn everything I needed to know to have peace, joy, and stillness in my heart.
In June of 2012, my dear friend volunteered to donate his kidney and we began testing to see if we were a match. By early October, the doctors confirmed I could receive his kidney and scheduled our surgeries for December 12th. At the beginning of December, I was becoming very sick and weak, and miraculously, my surgery was moved up to December 3. The transplant was successful and I have recovered nicely.
The fact that I went through this process in less than six months (from when the testing started to when the transplant occurred) is a miracle all in itself. The fact that there were no complicating factors in the matching of my donor and my blood tissue is another miracle. The fact that I had friends praying for me all around the world and having the power of intent for my healing is another miracle. The fact that I had five other dear friends ready to donate their kidney to me within 48 hours after I asked for help in a Facebook post was a miracle. There were no coincidences in my life during these intense eight months. Only miracles.
I really developed a deep appreciation for everyone and everything in my life. I never complained or felt sorry for myself. I felt grateful to family and friends who supported me through my operation and recovery. I was humbled and blessed by the outpouring of love. I was grateful for being able to sit up, stand, and open my eyes. I was grateful for every breath I took.
I had to go through everything that I did so I could find my life purpose. I have been given a second chance at life because I am called to serve the world—to share everything that I have learned and help others in their lives. I am to spread love and inspire others. I am to improve the state of humanity. That is my calling.
I can look you in the eye and say to you with complete confidence that I know you can get through any situation. You just need to keep your mind, body, and spirit aligned in a state of positivity, gratefulness, and love, and be open to receive the abundant life that we are all worthy of receiving.
In loving gratefulness,
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