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Do You Believe In Magic?

November 24th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Magic,” unless you live in Harry Potter’s world,  is actually nothing more than a clever magician’s ability to manipulate what you think you see,  in order to make the audience believe in something that is not true.  What I am about to tell you,  however,  is true,  although you will be tempted to think that it is nothing short of magical.

Since the release of “Cory’s Story” less than two months ago,  I have received e-mails from people all over the world.  One person,  Kirsy in Australia,  wrote to me about her dog who has epilepsy,  and how she was working with her vet to try some of the natural treatments to manage the disease.  She was interested in purchasing a copy of Cory’s Story, but thought it might be a good book for her library to have,  to provide the information it contains to everyone in her community.  In late October she wrote to me to let me know that she had contacted her local librarian,  so that I could expect to be hearing from her.  Sure enough,  within a few days I received an order for Cory’s Story from a lady named Susan in Australia.  I sent the book off and let Kirsy know that her book was on its way to her library,  and I gave her Susan’s full name.  Kirsy checked with her librarian and sent me an e-mail to let me know they had not actually placed any order for my book yet.

On November 18th I received an e-mail from Kirsy (in Australia),  to share the astounding news that she had been out walking on the beach with her dog,  and she struck up a conversation with two women who were walking a cute poodle.  The lady who owns the poodle said to Kirsy,  “I just read this great book called Cory’s Story.”  Kirsy told me that she got goosebumps and she asked the woman if she was the Susan who had purchased my book.  Imagine Susan’s surprise at how a complete stranger knew her name!

About this time I’m thinking that there are probably only 2 people in the entire country of Australia,  but a quick google search assures me that the country still has over 22 million residents.  Susan actually lives in Brisbane, Australia, which is several hours from where she met Kirsy.  She had only happened to be on the coast for a holiday visit.  Susan had only received and read my book a few days before her meeting on the beach with Kirsy.  The two women were completely amazed and talked for another hour.  Kirsy wondered if it is destiny for like-minded people to just “run into each other.”

I will tell you this – I believe that there is some force in the universe that is aware that what we found to cure Cory’s seizures can help other dogs.  That force seems to be determined to make its presence known in using “Cory’s Story” to bring two people together on a beach in Australia.  It would be one thing if “Cory’s Story” was well known,  but so far it has not been sold through any store other than this web-site.  I have not even listed on Amazon.com yet!

The most logical conclusion is that what happened is an unlikely coincidence.  The most inspirational conclusion is that Cory’s spirit cares about sharing the information we learned with owners of dogs who are still living,  in order to help them live healthier lives.  What are the chances of the only two people in Australia who have heard of Cory’s Story to meet each other?

What do you think?

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