Soulful Deed | Catherine Nagle

August 6, 2014 5:23 PM

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Soulful Deed | Catherine Nagle

I have been very interested in time travel stories and those about life after death, and mysterious, phenomenal happenings from long ago continue to echo on my mind. Since 1976, and to this day, some of my experiences and those of others that I've researched remain with me. It's as though all of this has been going on for a higher purpose, to bring us fully to the present time and prepare us to see that we are not alone, and to share these stories to comfort one another. Mike Dooley, the New York Times best-selling author, explains it best in his introduction of his upcoming book, "The Top 10 Things Dead People Want to Tell You." Mike Dooley explores these questions and gives readers a fresh, unconventional, and playful perspective on life, its meaning, and how to live it well. In 10 profound chapters, he offers his personal observations about the world in the form of a letter from the recently deceased, sharing the revelations and insights they have gained since their transition, such as: they're not dead; they're sorry for the pain they caused; they were ready to go when they went; your pets are as crazy, brilliant and loving there as they were here and that life really is all about love, but not just loving those who love you." I'm waiting for my copy to arrive in October, but meanwhile, the true story below holds the seeds of hope for anyone bereaved to help soothe your heavy heart.

I grew up in a small neighborhood in the city of Philadelphia, one where everyone knew each another. I went to school with Johnny, my first boyfriend, who lived around the corner. I was 15 and he was 18 when we went on our first date. He was the boy that all the girls in the neighborhood wanted. But...

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