You may have heard someone say, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” If you google it, you will learn the origin of this once common saying. Whatever its origin, I happen to disagree. A free lunch is exactly what I received last weekend and I was extremely grateful!
On Saturday, I had an early flight from Houston to Fort Lauderdale with a layover in Dallas and not much time for a decent meal. As we prepared for landing, I began to ponder what my body was craving for a late lunch. That’s when I remembered that my favorite Mexican restaurant in Fort Lauderdale was not far from the airport. I call it “The Magical Burrito Place” because magical things seem to happen to me whenever I’m there. Long-time readers of my blogs and emails may recall a few of those stories. Not only do miracles happen there, but their food is delicious. This vegetarian appreciates that they will make anything on their menu with tofu instead of meat. I also find the people who work there to be exceptionally friendly and fun. To me, that’s just as important as the food.
There was one woman in particular who I enjoyed joking with whenever I visited, which was at least once or twice per week. It didn’t take her long to memorize the two things I consistently ordered. Once I told her whether I wanted a burrito or a salad she’d recite my preferences as she punched them into the cash register without me saying another word. We never had deep conversations, but I always enjoyed her positive attitude and our happy exchanges. I think she did too.
Well, a few months before I moved to Houston that woman transferred to another location. I hadn’t seen her in over a year. Imagine my delight to walk into the restaurant and see her smiling face behind the counter! Sadly, I couldn’t remember her name until after I left. That’s okay. She didn’t remember my salad preferences either, not that I would expect her to, of course. However, the connection and the joy we shared was still very much present. We chatted a bit before she took my order. I was so touched when she told me that my lunch was “on her.” Just one more reason that restaurant will always be the Magical Burrito Place.
That act of kindness and generosity set the tone for a great weekend in Naples and a happy return to Fort Lauderdale this week. My thanks to everyone at Unity of Naples for the warm welcome and extra blessings to all those who attended the afternoon Family Constellations workshop. You all were fantastic! We had more miracles at Bridges Spiritual Centers this Saturday, and our group had another delicious lunch at the Magical Burrito Place.
Would you like to experience more magic, miracles, and perhaps more burritos in your life? Please join me for an upcoming Family Constellations workshop or schedule a private session. Private sessions can be done in person, by phone, or via the internet. It is an indescribable experience of love, connection, and deep healing. You will be amazed to discover the source of the unconscious blocks that are keeping you from the happy life you were meant to live. Better yet, once you discover them, we can release them! Please look around my website to learn more about this miraculous work and to see the calendar of upcoming events. You can also send me an email for more information and to schedule a session.
Until next time, I encourage you to be open to receive a miracle, and maybe even a free lunch now and then.
Each day a thousand treasures come to me with every passing moment. I am blessed with gifts throughout the day, in value far beyond all things of which I can conceive. A brother smiles upon another, and my heart is gladdened. Someone speaks a word of gratitude or mercy, and my mind receives this gift and takes it as its own.
A Course in Miracles ~ Lesson 355