I was embarrassed at the beginning of the expo because I wrote on FB I am going to speak- and people asked me - or commented - “Oh when are you speaking, near Jodie?”
I was so embarrassed - I meant I was going to speak to anyone that would listen to me from my booth. Get on stage with my face and twitch ? No thanks.
Anyhow, I met so many amazing people and Sunday the best day yet! I was stewing in my booth remembering a conversation (very short) I had had and was thinking and told myself - move on, remember why you are here- and I swear to you - these two Buddhists walked up to my booth! Sounds like the start of a bad joke... I speak to everyone - sure enough one likes cartoons and draws but is a Dr. so he does not get to draw much anymore. The english was a little difficult, but I believe if we want to we can communicate with anyone (I had a wonderful conversation with Lauren in the Vape lounge and don’t speak sign) you just have to be open and patient. - I am so glad I was!!! So any how these two Buddhist - one is a Dr., the other a MONK! (former) We start Ommani - that is how it started! He noticed my necklace and asked me if I knew what it meant! HOW COOL! Compassion - it gave me the idea for Cultivating Compassion (former blog) I was telling them the mantras I listen to when I draw ;-)))
I was once again at peace!
My mind again on track we laughed, exchanged cards, good vibes, they laughed at laughing Buddha! LOL! So glad he was with me. I remember thanking God for ‘that sign’ - how cool!!!
This was the last day - it got really quiet and I prayed I had made a difference - this insanity and ignorance about Cannabis has to end - too many people are suffering because of it.
So, I thanked God and thought the show is almost over - anyone else I need to speak with best be soon...
He sent me Moses! LOL - I was lying in bed when that toon popped in my head and I started to giggle - I have a head cold and have felt crappy pretty much all day
BUT I had to get up and draw! God sent me Moses ;-)))
I said I was going to talk and hoped someone would listen. I saw Moses standing over to the side and I realized who he was and I was instantly nervous! OMGOSH! That’s Moses! If you are not Canadian you might NOT know who Moses is `but I do!
This was it! IF I had once chance to spread the word and there is MOSES!
I’m giggling because I just started to walk over and grabbed him by the arm and pulled him into my booth! The man did not have a choice ;-) I STILL cannot believe I did it. Storm was so proud of me. Perhaps I was not meant to talk to a crowd ;-) I think I was able to do it because I saw (in my mind- not crazy) Michelle - I still miss her - she was a class act in my book. Her hair, red lips and smile always a hug and a genuine one at that. She sent Storm a goodie box when she found out he was legal! She would want me to speak to her friend Moses! I remembered the year they two of them walked around the expo arm and arm. That was it! I’m not sure who exactly kicked me in the ass but I took that first step! That leap of faith- I planted the seed about cannabis and kids in Moses mind - LOL - o.k. it’s probably already there - the man does everything, but I refreshed ;-).
We had a wonderful conversation I introduced him to Storm - OMGosh I think I forgot about Marie- I was shaking when he left. He was so soft spoken and I yell! LOL - Hearing impaired child, I hope I didn’t frighten him. I was talking to a man that I admire- who makes a difference and has for a long time and I am reminded of the incredible difference one man can make! One man one woman!
Oh - Moses was just as peaceful as my Buddhist!
HOLY COW! LOL - I think I said that to them! ;-) We laughed a lot it was so nice, so I guess I got a sign for sure!
From Buddha and God! HAVE FAITH!
It was wonderful. I am grinning from ear to ear. We are blessed.
xox <>< Read More about Moses here: http://www.mosesznaimer.com/
Tommorrow I blog about "Oscar (not his real name as he is only 16) and wants Cannabis as his medicine. I was honored to meet him and his family too.