And Not a Penny More…
I came across my old CDs of The Secret a few days ago, and put it in my car stereo and listened as I drove to work. This morning, on my way home, I was near despair as I am perilously close to financial ruin. After hearing the stories about asking for, visualizing, and expecting checks in the mail, I declared to the universe out loud that I was receiving an unexpected check in the mail TODAY. I picked a completely random number for the amount of the check.
It was supposed to rain today, and it looked like rain, so I started singing a song about sunshine as I drove, and before my eyes the clouds literally flew in the opposite direction, and bright sunshine shone through wherever I went. I actually laughed out loud and said to myself “This is ridiculous! I shouldn’t be able to make this happen!” The unexpected sunshine on my face completely convinced me that my unexpected check was waiting for me. I went about my day, not focusing on the check, but feeling good about knowing it was there, it was a feeling of relaxed comfort I haven’t felt in a long time.
I picked up my 1 year old son in the afternoon and went home after the mailman came. I said to my son, “Come to the mailbox with Daddy, he’s getting an unexpected check today.”
I went to the mailbox with my son in my arms, opened it up and found a pile of junk mail and garbage in my mailbox. But, I felt no disappointment. I told myself that the check would come when I was supposed to receive it. As I thought that thought, an unfamiliar envelope fell out of one of the junk catalogs where it had gotten wedged.
Any other day, finding an unfamiliar envelope in the mail would have sent me reeling with anxiety, as bill collectors and tax men have become daily visitors. But today, I truly KNEW what this was.
I opened the envelope, and there it was. A COMPLETELY unexpected check written out to me and my wife for the EXACT random amount I had declared only that morning. Not a single penny more or less.
Now, the random amount I declared was nothing extravagant; but the EXPERIENCE was absolutely life changing.
This morning, I was near financial ruin. But guess what I’m getting in the mailbox tomorrow? *SMILE*