The other day I was thinking about what events in my life made me truly happy. That was not as easy as it appeared to be.
The obvious ones were when my kids were born. Not just because a new life had come from me, but because I was really happy to not be pregnant anymore!
Another was when I passed my CPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam. It was the hardest test I have ever taken. I also knew that my working life would change forever. Thank God!
A big one was when I was days from being homeless when I had a mobile home given to me by a total stranger! I am convinced he was an angel.
Another big one was when I started hemorrhaging after surgery and could literally feel the life draining from me. I saw life events flying by as I drifted away, but they weren’t events from my current life. It went by so fast that my head was spinning and I screamed (in my mind) “I CAN’T LIVE LIKE THIS!” Suddenly, it all stopped and I found myself standing a paradise-like garden surround by beautiful flowers and plants. It was the most peaceful I had ever felt. Then I heard a voice, saying “She’s back.” I woke up in the operating room. The voice spoke again, “Get that out of her throat.” Someone pulled a trach tube out and I could breathe again. I have never taken a day of my life for granted since then.