How do you know that your prayers are being answered? Sometimes all it takes it looking up from the day to day routine and having mindfulness and awareness that something is different. Or that options are being presented to you. Or that things are falling into place just a little bit easier, that the right connections are made or someone swoops in and offers exactly what you need exaclty when you need it.
How am I being told my prayers are being answered? I was wrapped in the best hug I've ever had, and this incredible person told me this:
"I want you to feel safe and warm."
This means more than you can imagine, unless, like me, you have struggled to keep the house warm with a limited amount of firewood, there is no one else there to catch you if you fall, and that you are the breadwinner, the mom, the boss, the employee, the only person responsible for all aspects of your life. There is no victim card to throw. You are 100% responsible for the outcomes. Good, bad, indifferent. I have had faith that I will always be safe, but it's an incredible thought to have validation and the ability to accept that I am safe and maybe I'm not alone on this crusade*.
Being told "I want you to feel safe and warm" will rank among some of the most sincere and loving sentences I've even been told. And it was said with love.
So if you've read any of my proir posts, especially the more recent Chim Chimmeny, you'll know that my prayers are being answered.
*The word crusade fell out of my mouth before I could stop it. Merriam Webster definition: "a remedial enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm." Sounds fitting for life, don't you think?"