Do you believe in miracles?

This morning my wife, Rhonda, was running an errand for another lady, who had given her a one hundred dollar bill to purchase the needed items. When she arrived at the cash register and reached for the bill, it was nowhere to be found. Of course her first impression was, ‘How will I pay for this? I guess I will use my debit card and pay back the rest when I can take her the cash.’ Upsetting to say the least. Then she said a little prayer for guidance and ‘divine intervention.’ She then went to Customer’s Service who told her that a lady from another department had reported finding some money. When she got there, no one knew anything about it. Another prayer. Returning to Customer Service, she had them page the lady who had found the money. Upon arrival, she asked Rhonda how much money she had lost. When her response was ‘A one hundred dollar bill’ the lady reached in her pocket and gave it to her. Whew! A bit close, and certainly a boost for prayer and decent human nature.

So be careful as Christmas approaches. Some people may not be so honest! And keep a prayer in your heart.


Amazon pop-up ad on my book

I couldn’t believe it. I’m not feeling well today, and after resting a while, I came to my computer and checked facebook. While I was setting here minding my business, a pop-up add for my book, On the Origins of the Cliches and Evolution of Idioms came up on my facebook page. I didn’t place an ad with them, so I guess it’s a freebee. I am very pleased, I might say, and thankful. Maybe that is one reason it is selling well. I tried to save it to my computer, and when that didn’t work, I tried printing it out. Still a no-go. Oh, well. It felt good on a day when I am feeling poorly! I wondered why sales were going stronger than usual…now maybe I know. It always sells a number of copies each month, even after nearly a year. I just made a few cosmetic inprovements and resubmitted the file to Amazon, and it didn’t miss a beat. It sold copies both the day I did the changes and the next. Many thanks to those who find it worthy of a read. I know a number of doctors have it in their homes.