SEPTEMBER Newsletter 2018

Greetings from all of us here at Serenity Now.

I (Brooke) want to thank you for partnering with us.

There are times that I find myself amazed at God’s handiwork. I am not just talking about rainbows, clouds, sunsets, or breathtaking waterfalls. I am talking about those every day, ordinary moments that may go unnoticed if it weren’t for how mighty the presence of the Divine is.

I had one of those moments the other day. On a Saturday, I left work and came home ready to put my feet up. Before too long I received a call from one of our staff angels to remind me I had left my lunch in the fridge. Oh, man! It was a veggie sandwich from Sweet Caroline’s with hummus, sprouts, cucumbers, just the way I like it. It made my mouth water to think about it. Our angel offered to drop it off to me on her way home. I remembered that she was talking about taking a two hour meditation class that night at the store that she was really looking forward to; I did not want to inconvenience her so I said: “Thank you for that offer, but I can pick it up tomorrow”. All of us that work at the store are not only staff, but grateful customers. Our homes are filled with many items from here and we also take advantage of available sessions, events and classes.

The next day one of our other staff angels called me. She mentioned running some errands and I asked if she would mind stopping by the store and dropping off this sandwich to me. Being the angel that she is, she said: “No problem”. Later on when I answered her call, I thought she was downstairs making a delivery. As it turned out, the Universe in its infinite wisdom had other plans. This is how she told me what actually happened.

She had stopped at Serenity Now planning on being there for only a couple of minutes. On her way out, the phone rang.  Logic said: “It’s Sunday. We’re closed. There are million things I still need to do…”, but her heart said: “Pick up the phone”. The person on the other end was one of our precious customers that had moved away many years ago. She was in Palm Harbor due to some extremely stressful circumstances, and knew we had the tools to alleviate much of what she felt she couldn’t handle alone. When she reached for the phone she knew we were closed, but something told her to make the call anyway.

As it turned out, our staff angel stayed and the two of them were able to have a miraculous experience. Who knew! The details; the circumstances that had to align perfectly for these two to be at the same place, at the same time are too many to mention or control. Like I always say, you can’t make this stuff up!