1 new hug from a Pier 1 employee
How many of you have read The Secret? Well, the gist of it is that what you ask for will be yours. You just have to believe and allow it to happen. Now, this is not exactly science, but in the past I have found this to be true. Even before I knew about The Secret. As a kid I would just “know” that I was going to win a certain prize. I “knew” the times I would win at the casino. I expected checks to just arrive in the mail. (You like how those all pertain to money? I swear, that’s not always the case.) And, it always happened just as I thought it would. Some people talk about this as energy. The energy that you put out in the world is the energy that is returned to you. Whatever it is, if you just try to live your life that way you would be surprised at how easy it can be.
Let me give you an example from this weekend. On Christmas I received a Pier 1 gift card. Normally I would rush out to make my purchase. This time I didn’t. I thought, I will wait for a sale. Then, when a sale came, I thought, “I can’t make it there but that’s ok. When the time is right to use the gift card I will find my way there and use it.” That time was this weekend. I planned on using it to buy 4 dinner plates and 4 salad plates. Well, the plates I found were so perfect for me and they were on major clearance. For $50 I ended up with 8 large dinner plates, 8 salad plates AND a very large bowl. Oh. My. Goodness. That was easy.
I try to apply this principle to some of the larger circumstances in my life, but I think deep down I know I need struggles in order to be the best person I can be. I don’t think I can live a meaningful, even fun existence without them. I mean, sure I could try “knowing” that I am going to win the lottery and remove the stress of budgeting from my life, but I have never wanted the headache that comes with that… Ok, now that you’ve stopped laughing, hear me out. So many people have talked about their struggles after winning a large sum of money. Families are split apart, you don’t know who your friends are, some people need to move away from their surroundings, it’s just not worth it to me. Besides I can only imagine how much more fun it will be when one of hubby’s ideas take off and we can celebrate our monetary windfall knowing that we earned every penny. That is something I “know” will happen. In the meantime, I am just going to sit back, relax and enjoy everything I have at this moment.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.