Yesterday, I had to run out to a winery to pick up a donation for this big fancy-pants fundraiser I’m planning. When I finally found the place high on a mountain top, it was a construction zone. I had two addresses for the winery, and the other one was exactly 20 miles away. For half a minute, I thought about tip-toeing through the hard hat zone to see if I was at the right place, but I dismissed the idea. I got back into my car and drove to the other location, only to be told that what I needed was back where I started. Sigh!
Going with the flow, going with your intuition always seems to work out best. And when you don’t, it kind of bites you in the ass. Have you noticed?
Last weekend I was invited to dinner with a friend, and I almost opted out but then thought, what the heck, life is short, carpe diem. And wouldn’t you know, I sat across the dinner table from a woman whose company I’d been trying to make contact with, but without much luck. We were just casually talking and when I found out she was with Company X, I asked her if I could call her the next day, and of course she agreed. So cool!
A couple of days ago, I had to dash to Macy’s at lunch and pick up some mascara. Yeah, why can’t I just wear the drug store brand? Anyway, I got to the cosmetics counter, and got my order ready, then the computer wouldn’t accept my card. So, Kat, my super-cool sales associate, placed a call. She was so sweet and apologetic about my “inconvenience” — and I was very aware that I was standing at the intersection of amused and beotch, and could go either way. Long story short and about 3o minutes later, I learned that my account had been closed. What? Yeah, not by me, but whatever. The upside? I got a sack full of groovy cosmetic samples, Kat and I are now buddies, and she’s very excited about getting to know Two Girls.
You know, I could have got all righteous about the screw-up at the department store, but instead, I had fun with it. After all, no one lost a limb or a life, and I made a new friend. Love, C
My two cents: Sometimes you need to leap first and ask questions later. Sometimes you just need to relax and ask for samples.
I always ask for samples, so cute, perfect size to toss in your purse. I just love getting free stuff. A few months ago a friend from work and I decided we were going to get something free, everyday, just for fun. Every morning we would make the statement, I’m going to get something free today. Then we would let it go and go about our business. It usually didn’t take long before a client brought in a coffee or a bottle of wine. It didn’t have to be anything big, just free. So much fun!
Just set an intention, let it go with no attachment to the outcome. Don’t worry about it not happening or all the ways it can’t happen, just toss it out there. . . and before you know it, there it is. So cool.
There have been times that I thought I wanted something to happen, then forgot about it completely until it showed up, just the way I had hoped it would. This has happened the other way around too. I wanted something soooo bad, thought about it constantly, thought I would die without it, and guess what? It didn’t happen in the way I had planned, it played out differently –and much better. Thank goodness.
I can’t tell you how many times I have been rushing off to work and can’t find my keys for a few minutes. Aghh! So frustrating! When I finally get in my car and on my way I find that had I left a few minutes earlier I would have been involved in the accident that I am now slowly driving past. Seems like a stretch to connect misplacing your keys with missing a traffic situation, but you can’t make this stuff up. There is so much going on out there that we don’t know about , that we can’t understand.
I have come to the conclusion that there is something to be learned from everything that gets our attention. And when something comes up over and over again. . .well, I try to take some time to ask my guides or my angels, “what’s in this for me?”
Oh, and I never forget to say a little thank you for all my gifts. xo-K
My two cents: Be clear about what you want, but be flexible about how it manifests.