In response to shared stories about coincidence by New Jersey Newsroom contributors Karina and Audrey, Gloria Loring wrote to share in the excitement and intrigue. “I wrote my book because I had a series of extraordinary coincidences occur. And they keep happening!”
Recording artist of the #1 hit song Friends and Lovers; co-composer and singer of TV theme Facts Of Life; an audience favorite as famed “Liz Chandler” on Days Of Our Lives, and mother of R&B singing sensation Robin Thicke, Gloria Loring believes! Her latest memoir aptly entitled “Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous,” details a series of extraordinary coincidences that transformed her life. Gloria offers prescriptive insight into how each of us can use coincidence for the highest good.
“My sister Peggy spent her last weeks with cancer at my home, until it was clear that I had to get her to the hospital. As we drove, I sent a prayer –
‘She’s so frail, please give us a gentle doctor when we get to ER.’
Upon arrival, the admitting staff triaged my sister to an examining room. As a nurse took Peggy`s vitals, a handsome man entered the room.
‘Hello, Peggy. I’m Dr. Mestres.’ Then he turned to me and asked, ‘And you are?’
‘Her sister, Gloria.’
He tilted his head slightly. ‘What`s your last name?’
‘Loring. Gloria Loring.’
‘Gloria,’ he said with a smile, ‘… it`s Ricardo Mestres, from Disney.’
He told Peggy the story of how he and I raised money for diabetes research so many years ago, and that at forty-eight he quit his position at Disney Studios to go to medical school.
I remembered Ricardo for his patience and good humor, and those virtues were put to good use with my sister. Peggy not only received a gentle doctor, she got one who was an old friend of mine.
Disney movies are known for everything working out beautifully in the end, and so it was with my sister`s last days. She passed peacefully, attended by family, friends, and a ‘Disney’ coincidence.” – Gloria Loring
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