Day 200 – Ask and You Shall Receive

5 HUGS, 2 children, 3 adults (1 husband, 2 neighborhood friends)

So, today was my final day of mystery shopping. I had 18 stores to visit and I felt kind of sad knowing I would not be able to hug any of the employees for fear of skewing my shop report. (What is mystery shopping? Read about it on Day 186.) Oh well, I had a job to do and that was my main goal today. The hugs would have to be on the back burner. Or would they?? On the drive to the Smithfield Outlet Center I began thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great if I saw someone there that I knew?” I mean, I could certainly hug other shoppers without skewing my reports. Now, some would say I have no control over whether someone I know would be there or not, but I am beginning to view life a little differently. I believe we may have more control than we think.

I had been at the outlet center for oh, about 20 minutes when I looked into one of the shops to see my neighbors that I occasionally dog sit for. They were supposed to have gone to a football game but the weather was so cold and rainy that they changed their plans. Earlier in the week I had mentioned going to the outlet center and that was what sparked their decision to shop instead. Did I unknowingly plant that seed in their head or was this all part of a master plan to prove the amount of control I truly have in my life? Woah……

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.


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