Monday Musings ~ Founding Fathers

Adams & Jefferson Framed

Did you know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day?

July 4, 1826

Amazingly, they each took their last breath on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the

Declaration of Independence.

John Adams, the country’s second president was 90 years old when he uttered his last words, “Jefferson survives.” There was no way for him to know that the country’s third president, Jefferson, 82, had passed away five hours earlier at his home in Monticello.

As we celebrate the 240th anniversary of the birth of this great nation I’d like to think Adams and Jefferson would be proud and astounded at our progress. And lest you think they’d be disappointed in our political discourse – just look back at their respective political campaigns! Can you imagine if they’d had Twitter!


Happy 4th


“S” is for Synchronicity

S is for Synchronicity

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I do believe the universe conspires to help us through our human experience. When I’m in need of spiritual guidance I ask the universe for signs – and they appear everywhere! I believe all of humanity is connected, woven together through space and time, and what we call coincidence is the magic of the universe at work – synchronicity!
Conspiring Universe
If you look back over your life, you’re likely to see that synchronicity has been at work all along – all those chance encounters, timely messages, answered prayers.
You’ve heard the phrase, “What are the chances?” That’s a good question. What is the likelihood of someone you’re thinking about calling you or sending you a message? I had the experience a few weeks ago with a friend I hadn’t seen in over 30 years. I was thinking of him as I wrote my memoir. The next morning I was surprised to see a friend request from him on Facebook.  I accepted the request and sent a message asking what prompted him to think of me. He replied, “Your name just popped into my head.” We’ve been reminiscing ever since.  Coincidence? I think not!
If you’re still skeptical, as many are, try your own experiment to see if there’s anything to this notion of synchronicity. Spend the day thinking of someone you haven’t seen or heard from in a while. Visualize them and send them good thoughts and energy. This should be someone you have fond memories of – don’t surround yourself in negativity.  And remember, the universe conspires to give you what you wish for – so be careful what you wish for – just sayin.
~ Namaste