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Now, it's Oprah's turn to call

OK...if some of the things that are happening weren't happening to ME---I would probably find them hard to believe. Case in point: Yesterday morning after dropping my daughter off at the bus stop for school, I returned home and attempted to go back to sleep. Now, of course it was difficult because once your body becomes fully awake, it just wants to stay that way.

So here I am lying in bed trying to think of things that would help me go back to sleep. I don't know who said counting sheep backwards was a good method but I'm here to tell you, it doesn't work. It's STUPID!

OK...so then I started daydreaming about my husband---those are always good thoughts and I started to doze off. I was comfortable---ready to drift into la la land. But then---the phone rings. I decided to just let it ring--but something in my spirit said, "Answer it."

Now you know I'm mad at this point because that meant I had to roll completely over to the other side of the bed where the phone is and pick it up. But I did and guess who it was?

NIKKI GIOVANNI!

She called and said, "Hi Beverly. It's Nikki Giovanni. I didn't wake you did I?" Now had it been someone else I probably would've said, "You know you did! It's 9am and since I'm unemployed where else would I be???" But it was Nikki Giovanni. I wouldn't dare say that to her. I woke right up as if I had been awake for hours. She wanted to discuss my Amazon Best Selling Author's Day and to make sure I had her bonus gifts. OK...I could do that.

This is actually the second time Ms. Giovanni has called me out of the blue. The first time was the day after I was forced out of my job. She called to let me know she would honor my request and review my manuscript of Whatever! A Baby Boomer's Journey Into Middle Age.

After we hung up the phone, my girlfriend and fellow author Trevy---who's staying with me until she gets settled---said"You've got Nikki Giovanni calling YOUR house! That means you're definitely in alignment with the universe!"

Yes, it means God is lining up everything according to His purpose for me life! Now, I guess I'll just stay awake and wait for Oprah's call.

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