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My life has finally, completely come to a point from which I can move forward. All the disparate elements of my life have been converging together lately, and everything is so blissfully clear to me now.

I've mentioned on here before that I have a daughter. She is 14 now, and lives in California. My parents have always been in touch with her, and have flown her to Pennsylvania many times to visit. For a very simple background, my ex-girlfriend and I parted ways when my daughter was about 10 months old, she (my ex) went back to California with my daughter (I had met her in Colorado, but she was from California), and I stayed in Pennsylvania. 

I have gotten to hang out with my daughter maybe 5 or 6 times throughout her 14 years, and because her mother and I don't get along so well sometimes, I have gone for periods of many years at a time that I didn't get to talk to her. So we don't really know each other very well. But this whole time my mom has been talking to my ex, so I always know what's going on with my daughter. 

Well, 2 days ago my daughter called me. I hadn't talked to her in so long, so I was a little nervous at first. But after having several hour-long bluntly honest conversations with her, I think we have establIshed a truly deep connection, and I thank Krishna for His mercy in reuniting me with my daughter! 
I am so thankful for the blessings I have received! Hare Krishna! It truly baffles me because I am so undeserving of any mercy at all, and yet Krishna somehow has brought such wonderful things into my life! 
The only lesson here is that when you are truly following the path that Krishna has in mind for you, He showers you with blessings and mercy. If you follow a path that disobeys Him or offends Him, well, who knows? After seeing firsthand how quickly someone's whole life can turn around just by truly surrendering to Krishna's Divine Will, how can I not want to shout Hare Krishna from the rooftops!!!

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Well, my daughter and I have continued to have the most amazing, deep conversations the past few days imaginable! I love her, and I'm SO grateful and thankful to Krishna for allowing this reconnection to happen! 

If you have any blessings blessing good things in your life at all, praise and thank Krishna for them, because they are completely His doing. You are not capable of ANYTHING except trying to please Krishna, which the ways to do so are perfectly described in Srila Prabhupada's books. If you just focus on chanting and studying and attempting to get others to do these things, He WILL bless and empower you. Hare Krishna!


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