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Week 15 – The Hero’s Journey – Nature’s Miracle


Nature's Miracle

Nature’s Miracle

“I am not on this earth by chance.  I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand…. I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” Og Mandino

It doesn’t surprise me that we are working on writing our life on flash cards at the same time we are reading Scroll IV.  I am nature’s greatest miracle!

I love my flash cards.  It is amazing to me how wide the range of my experience is – up – down – right – left – back – forth – all over the place with events that made me who I am today.  Here is an example of my life according to my flash cards:

  • I was on American Bandstand.
  • I used an outhouse daily on the farm.
  • Sammy Davis, Jr. asked me to dance with him on stage.
  • I prayed at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
  • I lived in a basement house.
  • I was a friend of Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin.
  • I did a Fab detergent commercial.
  • I told Cary Grant all about growing up on the farm.
  • I took my kids castle-hunting in Bavaria.
  • I had breakfast with Judy Garland.
  • I delivered chickens to the Hormel estate.
  • I dined at Maxim’s in Paris at the next table to Jackie & Ari Onassis.
  • I had a 12 handicap.
  • I had 6 live-in servants in my home.
  • I cleaned houses to pay my way through college.
  • I knew Elvis Presley.
  • I went to a one-room schoolhouse.
  • I dated Dickey Doo.

I have 150 of these cards.  I read them twice a day.  They confirm that I am Nature’s greatest miracle. There is no one else in the world who has had my experience.  I’ve been put on this earth with a purpose.


This program is all coming together now.  I am flabbergasted!

Yes, I guess I’ve had a life.  I’ve got to get this book written.



Virginia Perl

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  1. Those are some amazing experiences.
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  2. Yes! We are each unique to our experiences. I was amazed to see that I actually have lived a great life. I love the flash cards. Thank you for commenting, Jean!
    Virginia Perl recently posted…Week 15 – The Hero’s Journey – Nature’s MiracleMy Profile

  3. Of course, I’ve always known I was unique, but Scroll IV really drives that home, as do the flash cards.
    Jean recently posted…Week 15 – It’s the LawMy Profile

  4. Hi Pearl. Yes you do! What a range of extraordinary life experiences you have to share: being on American Bandstand; dancing on stage with Sammy Davis Jr.; dining beside Jackie O’ and Aristotle ; breakfasting with Judy Garland and having known Elvis! Whew! That should be fun re-living through the written word. Should be a great read, especially the dark side of NYC.

    • Hi J A, And those experience are only the tip of the iceberg. Thanks so much for your visit, and your wonderful comments. I hope you come back. Even though you are a mystery to me, (who are you, where did you find me, etc.), I like people like you:)

  5. Hi Virginia! As I read your list I got goosebumps….. Incredible! You are such an inspiration! Ever since I read your daily routine, my routine is sooo much better! I thank you again for that you Amazing human being you!!!
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  6. Wow! You’ve done a lot. There is so much that ONLY you can share by writing your book. I’ve read your blog before and I’ve noticed your unique insight. Thank you!

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