Most Trust Life stories I’ve published so far have been about Trusting on a large scale – topics such as pregnancy, childbirth, and cancer. Trusting, however, comes in all shapes and sizes. I believe the small ones are worth paying attention to, too. It’s through experiencing the small ones that we tune our inner listening skills so we’re able to grow accustomed to hearing that inner voice that lives inside us.
Today’s story comes to us from the mother of a high schooler, who went from believing her son was being stubborn, to believing, that perhaps he was simply Trusting Life. Here is her son’s story:
“My son was convinced his wallet would show up somewhere. He had lost it AGAIN and refused to replace anything in it. I kept checking his account and was relieved that no one was using his card.
A few weeks later, after returning home, I noticed something tied to our front door handle. It was my son’s wallet – – a bit scratched and damp, but everything, including cash, was still in it. There was also a note from the paper carrier saying he had found it “lying somewhere over there….” He didn’t leave a name or contact number. At first, I was obsessed with trying to find a way to thank or compensate our paper carrier, but then realized, he didn’t leave any contact information on purpose. I let go and knew, it was a spirit-filled act and no other recognition was needed.”
Since this story was told from the mother’s perspective, we don’t know for sure if this was a Trust Life moment for her son, or perhaps her first notion of him being stubborn was correct. Or, maybe it was a bit of both. But it’s not for us to say. As Alice taught us (in “Alice’s Healing Journey”), it’s how my friend chooses to perceive it that matters. And after confirming with her, she chooses to believe that her son was Trusting Life.