My Reason To Be Grateful

April 2, 2013

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.

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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,

Mimi Luk

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Mimi Luk is a personal and professional life coach. Grateful to be alive as a kidney recipient, she is also a health and wellness advocate. Mimi has achieved her knowledge and insight from both personal and professional circumstances to allow her to become an empathetic coach. Her experiences have made her a true believer in the power of intent and the unlimited possibilities of transformation. Currently writing her first book, she believes it will inspire readers to begin their journey of self-discovery, and to have an abundant life filled with peace, love, and joy. Please contact Mimi for information on coaching sessions in-person, by phone, or online via Skype.

12 responses to My Reason To Be Grateful

  1. Hi Mimi, it’s a lovely story, you must be very grateful especially to whom donated one of his kidneys for you. What a courageous person! Did you see my post on Twitter of “Jesus is verb, not the noun” Action is important,not the words. That’s love.
    Look after yourself See you around,Mimi


    • Hi Hiro. Thank you for reading my post. Yes, I am especially grateful to my donor. He showed me the meaning of generosity and unselfishness. I will always be grateful for the love and kindness shown by him and many others during the course of my journey. Blessings to you, Hiro.

  2. Thanks for sharing your story Mimi. It truly is inspiring! Wishing you many blessings Mimi!

    • Hi Joanne. Thank you so much for reading my story and I am so happy that you found it inspiring. I wish you many blessings as well.


  3. Mimi – this is the first time I’ve read your story and was touched. I can feel your sweet, gentle spirit and kind energy coming through in your words. I’m thankful with you that you’ve recovered well. You’re a blessing.

    • Pat, thank you for your lovely words. It means a lot to me. You’ve been such a blessing to me. Love and peace to you always, Pat.

  4. hi mimi what an amazing story i see lots of miracles like this i am an auxiliary nurse . since i first read about you on facebook i feel i have made a truly amazing friend you have made me see things more positively am also trying to be less of a worrier you are my tru angel thank you xx

    • Hi Linda. Thank you so much for reading my story and for your very kind words. I truly appreciate you and your support and feel so blessed that I have been able to help you see things in a more positive light. That is certainly what I seek to accomplish and am so grateful when I receive wonderful comments like yours. I am so humbled that you consider me a friend and your angel. I honour your friendship deeply and hope to continue to be your “angel” and provide guidance. Wishing you peace, joy and many blessings!

  5. Cameron Landels August 4, 2013 at 2:27 am

    That was a lovely story Mimi. Very touching. Im glad you have recovered 🙂 Sending you peace. x

  6. Thank you so much for reading my story and for your kind words, Cameron. It means a lot to me. Wishing you peace and happiness always.

  7. Well, Mimi, I enjoyed reading your published blog entry. I find that the people like you that are courageous enough to share their story, soon realize that it lifts up others. Your story is inspiring and I am glad you have found your purpose in life from the trials & tribulations you had to go through.

    • Michael, thank you so much for reading my blog and for your kind and thoughtful comments. I truly appreciate them! Your comments encourage me to continue to share my story so others can be inspired. I’m blessed to have found my purpose in life and hope to help others to find their purpose in life too! Wishing you peace and joy always!