At the risk of thinking I am a little off my rocker, I'll throw this out and see if I am the only one who experiences strange things. Well, maybe not so strange.
I was recently standing by my phone, trying to call somebody who didn't answer. Good reason. All of a sudden I realized they were standing right behind me.
Or more often than that, I will think of someone and before I know it, the phone rings - that person is calling me! Coincidence? Perhaps that is the word for it, but I feel it is a sixth sense, a perception that we all have - some more than others. Not something supernatural, just a sense that comes through to our mind for no apparent reason. It just does!
How many times have you heard that somebody has bought a lottery ticket, something they have never bought before, but something told them to do it, and they strike it big?
And another, you get a song in your head, perhaps from long ago. It doesn't go away without reminding you of something in your past. It is just there. You have a hunch, a sort of a "nowhere" idea.
You have a dream, a premonition. Something happens that you can't understand or know where it comes from. It doesn't say you're psychic or weird. It is just there.
I know I have mentioned her before, but my Indian friend has told me that in her culture they look at every living thing as having a soul, that the wind and the grasses and the motionless trees, etc., carry messages. Many times I have watched motionless trees when all of a sudden a few branches move and I think they are sending a message. Yes, I know you may think I am “touched in the head,” but I do have feelings that there is more to our life than we realize. Why are there "miracles" that no one can explain?
I remember my grandmother telling about the night my uncle Bud went to prom. It had rained and they were building a new road in the area. He slid in the ditch. Grandma said she had been sleeping when all of a sudden she sat straight up in bed and said, "Something has happened to Bud." She asked him the next morning if something had happened. He said, "No, everything is fine."
Years later he did admit he slid in the ditch that night. No one got hurt. Someone pulled out of the ditch. And yes, it had coincided with the time she woke up and knew something had happened to him.
And another. My mother worked at Lerberg's in Ellendale years ago. She and some other employees were in the dry goods department working on something, laughing and carrying on a conversation. She remembers that all of a sudden she said, “Something is going to happen - I can feel it.” She said the feeling even got her shaking. They all laughed and talked about what she said she felt. They told my mother, "You better sit down." A few minutes later, a gentlemen came in the door and asked for her. She learned from him that she was going to be recognized for the work she had done in 4-H. Later she was given a monetary award and a nation-wide story was run on the radio about the event and a reception was held in her honor for her and her family.
Once again, from out of nowhere. Premonition?
I am sure that you have all had a special dream or feeling at one time or another. You think that something has happened before (whatever it was). Hard to understand, but true. The event was definite, like seeing a movie, but it was real.
And another occurrence. You lose something. You hunt for it frantically, then, or maybe sometime much later, there it is right in front of you where it could not have been when you were searching for it. But it is there.
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This week’s birthdays and anniversaries include:
• Thursday, August 27th: Martin Johnson, Kory Kress, Alice Randall, Sandra Thostenson, Dee Ann Jensen, Jim Collins, Mary Lageson, Sharon Ramaker, Terry Pelzl, Angela DeGeus, Jessica Marie Nygaard Paulson, Corlyn & Janice Paulsen
• Friday, August 28th: Mitch Helmers, Larry Motl, Bev Newgard, Waynetta Peterson, Rosy Fisher, Lorraine Christensen, Justine Randall, Marlys Van Kampen, Tammy Johnson, Gerritt Molenaar Sr., Jacquelyn Jensen, Linda Kelly, Marvin Thomspon, Jim & Fran Ladlie
• Saturday August 29th: Mark Lee, Eunice Smith, Barbara Klinger, Cheryl & Brian Boettcher
• Sunday, August 30th: Brett Richards, Joel Born, Danielle Cook, Katie Cleven Richards, Staci Hohansee, Donna Demmer, Everett Jensen, Grace Paulson, Craig Schwartz, Eva Elayna Thomas
• Monday, August 31st: Carole Schember, Judy Deml, Terry Walterman, Kari Hohansee, Jerry Flugum, Tony Holmes, Connie Misgen Evenson, John Tasker, Heather Reese, Nancy Bottelson, Garrett Avery, Ron & Karen Huber, Melissa & Tyler Moe
• Tuesday, September 1st: Jim Motz, Payton Thomspon, Daryl Nelson, Jody Farr, Catherine Carlson, Gregory Ray, Dianna & Matthew Beckman, Adam & Lalya Lang, Jim & Marian Motz
• Wednesday, September 2nd: Krista Paulsen, Brent Broulik, Barb Grunwald, Dean Richards, Logan Callahan, Peyton Moore Ayers, Randy & Barb Horan, Christine & Tom Krause, Amy & Jeff Conley
• Thursday, September 3rd: Marie Carroll, Lori Ingvaldson, Joanne & Mitch Wayne, Dick & Paulette Nelson, Tatum Wilson
• Friday, September 4th: Cody Blouin, Marc Vanden Heuvel, Melissa Wayne, Erin Dobberstein, Daniel Pitcock, Holly Wangsness Dau, Rachel Arends, Melody & Tim Gassnman
• Saturday, September 5th: Beckett Dane Rasmussen, Sydney Marie Schmidt, Jennifer Broskoff Dutton, Bruce Langlie, Beth Ann Suelter, Darren Hanson, Stacy Evenson, Grace Lorraine Kofstad, Rande Nelson, Dennis & Mary Jensen, Chuck and Líymra Hoogland, Brian & Angie Dobberstein
May your special day hold the promise of many bright tomorrows.