Spirits are creative about the gifts they give. There are times when you might think something is a coincidence or you misperceived or you miscounted. Basically, you assume this thing you can’t explain is your mistake. What if it isn’t a coincidence and it’s not your mistake? What if those serendipitous situations, those “coincidences”, are gifts?
A week ago, on my shopping day, I counted the number of loose tea bags I had left. These are a sack variety that I use to make tea with on a daily basis. Lately, I have used two a day, one for a coffee substitute and one for tea. I counted eight, enough for four days. Then I made extra tea for two different people so I should have been down to enough for three days. I was disappointed but I figured I’d manage somehow until I got to my regular shopping day. Then I forgot about it.
This afternoon, Wednesday, eight days after my Thursday shopping day, I suddenly thought about it as I was making tea. I realized I shouldn’t have any left, but I do. I have three left. Now I could say, ‘maybe I miscounted’. But, frankly, I counted them twice. Today there were three left. They extended themselves or some spiritual being extended them for me. A little gift from my son, I like to think. Pennies from heaven are treats and pretty common. But tea bags from heaven are unique! Thanks, Shawheen!