Gratitude, Love, and Sunsets – Gaining The Inside Advantage

Timing is everything! We came so very close to letting Dad go—planning to pull the plug literally within minutes, when the good Dr. K. gave us new hope: he let us know that he felt we were making a mistake, and that Dad’s lungs seemed to be slightly improved.

Had Dr. K. arrived 15 minutes later, it would have been too late. Now it was time for gratitude and love. Time seemed to pass as if in slow motion as we sat next to him in ICU, watching the monitors, listening to the beeping of his heart and the respirator pumping oxygen into his lungs. In three days he was off the ventilator, sipping soup (just like in my prophetic dream) and tasting fruit sorbet.

I had my miracle—I was able to look into his eyes and tell him how much I loved him, how much he had always meant to me, how grateful I was for everything he had ever done for me and our family. I felt nothing but love for him and from him—a profound exchange of energy between our souls.

Joyful Sunset


I took this photo from Dad’s room in ICU. It was a very special sunset; we thought he’d be gone by now, but he was still with us.

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Thank you for “listening” to this touching story. There is, of course, more ahead.

I hope you’ll continue to join me on this journey of hope, gratitude, and love. It really is about gaining The Inside Advantage – living more deeply, joyfully, and successfully.

Blessings, Light, and Love,


Copyright 2014 Cathy W. Lauro
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