Thursday, February 17, 2011

What's making me happy now.

I've been pretty busy these past two weeks. I started work, which was great, but stressful. I did some visualization before my shifts (I'm an emergency social worker at night) that they would go well and I wouldn't be too overwhelmed and it worked. I feel very blessed because it was a busy weekend, yet during my shifts things remained relatively calm. 

It was also my birthday, and my kids gave me the best present ever- they cleaned their bedrooms and the loft upstairs. I have been asking for them to clean for me for years (really!) and this year they came through!

 The big story about my birthday is that I also got a pair of boots I have been admiring for years, but never really thought they would be mine because of the $369 price tag (yikes!) They are Frye boots, and there was one last pair at Dillard's on display, in my size, and they were 50% off. They were still expensive, but it was two days before my birthday so I had extra money from my mom and dad, just burning a hole in my pocket! That was definitely a case of visualizing then letting go. I have wanted these boots for several years, and even put them on a vision board on my iphone at one time. But I never spent time concentrating or stressing about them. I just basically really liked them and that was it. Being patient is such a big part of practicing LOA and positive thinking. 

I also read about a game on a blog I read a lot. The author is really into board games, and posted about his game collection, which started a whole conversation about these German board games I had never heard of. They're the kind of games you buy at the specialty game store, which is a place I thought was not for me, but for role playing gamers, like D&D fanatics. 

Anyway, I went to the store and got the game Ticket to Ride, and I am so glad I did. (By the way, when I post a link to amazon or anywhere else, it is just to be helpful. I live in a state that does not participate in the amazon/google program, so I make no money from anyone clicking on my link.) It is fun and the whole family enjoyed it. I'm glad I ventured a bit out of my comfort zone and tried something new It was a great way to spend the evening of my birthday. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I have a facebook friend who posts a quote every day. I used to find the practice, and many of the quotes somewhat trite and inauthentic. However, I couldn't help but notice (as well as respect) that the different quotes were obviously meaningful to people. The comments people posted when a quote resonated with them were proof of this. 

My attitude has really changed from one of annoyance to one of appreciation. Now I enjoy thinking about what he's posted and what type of situation the person who comments that they love it is in. It's really an example to me of the saying (or quote) "Wehn the student is ready, the teacher will come." 

I would love to hear some quotes that people have found helpful and meaningful, and what was happening that made the timing so serendipitous.

Thank you!