Asked For A Coffee, Guess What I Received!
Several months earlier I was cleaning out a cupboard in our guest room when I discovered “The Secret” on a shelf. I can’t recall buying it, and my husband was also unsure how it got there. I have always been open for personal growth and so when I realised the contents I was eager to read it. In fact, I couldn’t put it down. My husband, on seeing my excitement as I began sharing the ideas in the book, downloaded an audible app to his phone and began listening for himself too. I also downloaded the app and after listening to “The Secret” I went on to listen to “The Power” and “Hero”. I listened at every moment I could.
I had begun placing gratitude in my morning routine and found my heart swelling with incredible love like I’d not experienced before. During this time, a difficult situation was unfolding in my work and I knew I so desperately needed to stay in a place of love, openness, gratitude, daily listening and daily acting on these new tools, to keep my thoughts in a place of love.
On the morning of my 52nd birthday, I got out of bed, opened my curtains and looking at the overcast sky. I began to declare my gratitude for my life. My mother, at 53 years, had passed away from cancer on the morning after my 29th birthday and after a long journey here I was just so grateful to be alive, healthy and gifted with another day. Tears began to roll down my cheeks and the raw emotion of gratitude completely enveloped me. I wanted to tell the world how grateful I was for “everything” and so I wrote a post on Facebook and then on my blog, pouring out my gratitude. The tears of pure joy continued for a few hours and I just cherished the experience, not totally understanding what I was experiencing.
Later that morning I was planning to meet my daughters and grandchildren for lunch in a café quite a distance from my home, nearer to where they live. I readied myself and left the house, listening to “How The Secret Changed My Life”. Arriving a good 30 minutes before my girls, I got out of the car and as I walked, I checked my handbag for my wallet. It wasn’t in my handbag! How could that be? I had never left the house without my wallet before. I immediately felt that moment of decision, do I become worried and panic or trust that the Universe will take care of me? I knew I must just remain calm and trust that everything would be OK. Then I felt a moment of disappointment. Here I was, early, and would have a bit of a wait and I couldn’t even buy myself a coffee. That was when it was like I heard a voice say, “So, ask me for a coffee and let me show you.”
Wow! I had already been asking for some different things and working on believing and being ready to receive. Here was an immediate moment to really see the law of attraction at work. So I entered the café, let the staff know I was waiting for my children to arrive and did they mind if I sat and listened to my book. I found a quiet space and I asked “I would like a cup of coffee, thank you for providing my cup of coffee” to the Universe. I closed my eyes and listened to my book and imagined the smell of my coffee. I imagined a person coming over and offering to buy me a coffee. Time went by and no coffee came, but I just felt so happy and so ready that my coffee would somehow appear.
One of the staff came and ushered me to another table ready for our group to arrive, but still no coffee. Then my daughter Carina arrived with my beautiful granddaughter Sofia. We hugged and I cried as I embraced them, telling them that I loved them so much and was so grateful to have them. We sat down and Carina handed me a bag with some gifts for my birthday and the first thing I pulled out of the bag was a card that Sofia had made for me. When I saw it, I could not believe my eyes. My eyes welled up with tears as I turned to look at my daughter, disbelieving that I was actually seeing the drawing Sofia had done. Carina, surprised by my tears, apologised for the picture and said “I’m sorry Mum, I just don’t know why she drew that! She made it 3 days ago and when I asked her why she drew that picture she said she felt she should.”
The picture Sofia had drawn was of a coffee cup with the word ‘LOVE’ and a heart on the front. She had also written, “Love is stronger than anything in this world”. I was so overwhelmed with God’s love in that moment. My coffee had arrived in a way I would never have thought possible, with far more meaning than a real coffee would have brought me. Her words inside the card cut even deeper as she said, “I love you so much, whenever I see you, you always say all the positive things you can say. I love you so much and you light up me and everyone else!”
Those words were so powerful for me to read, realizing that my choice towards positivity was flowing over to my dear babies.
As I sat there and hugged Sofia and told her I loved her, my daughter placed a long black coffee in front of me. I had received two coffees, but the first one meant the most!