Why Judge Judy wins Emmys and I don’t
“The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.”
― Jon Krakauer
My two-year-old granddaughter, Nona, just did a two-hour practice run of the preschool she’s starting next month. Unlike some kiddos who might be a little leery of leaving mom and meeting new people, Nona, when she saw the playground full of new kids, started bouncing in her car seat and with a flourish of her arms said, “Look, it’s MY FRIENDS!!!!”
That’s how I feel about all of you here on the blog. MY FRIENDS!!! And I am glad that all of us here on Planet Earth are starting to recognize that EVERYONE is our friend–even those who are playing the part of something else. Our assignment right now is to have a blast loving everyone and everything–even the stuff that is masquerading as a big fat mess.
And with that, I’d like to re-run a blog post from last year. Enjoy!!!
Because I view the world through rose-colored glasses, I don’t always recognize gloom and doom. Circumstances that others call “tragic” don’t necessarily get the same response from me. Sometimes, I’m even a bit cheeky about it.
Seven months ago, a beautiful young woman named Amanda Poe wrote to tell me she was reading E-Squared and consequently lost her job.
I responded like this:
“I am always of the opinion that losing one’s job and even one’s mind can be a very holy place.”
I told her congratulations and that I couldn’t wait to hear what happens next.
I’d forgotten about this correspondence until a couple weeks ago.
Amanda wrote with me this story:
“I’m very excited to tell you what I’ve been up to. You were right. Losing my job was literally the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I found myself again. I had always been so fearful of money, but when I lost my job.. somehow.. for 5 months I was completely and fully supported by the universe. With no savings and living on unemployment. I promise I still don’t know how it worked out!!
“I now have a job that I love, and I’m soo thankful. I wasn’t even looking for a job, but someone told me about this one and I got it the exact week that my unemployment ran out. I just learned to fully trust.
A lot of other crazy things happened.. I developed a better relationship with my mother.. I received free hair (weave/extensions) after asking the universe for free hair.. then I’m actually on a billboard promoting the hair .. just crazy things!
So, being the curious type and a lover of crazy things, I had to ask. Here’s what she said.
“While I was unemployed, I needed new hair extensions. (You know.. there are needs and wants.. and good hair is a NEED!) I put up an image of a girl who had curly extensions down to her knee caps on my screen saver on my phone. I put it up because I was communicating to the universe that I needed new hair. I didn’t care about the image… I just threw the long hair up there.. I just knew I needed free hair!!
My friend sent me a link to a Facebook post where a hair company was looking for models for their upcoming hair shoot. I submitted my pic and they chose me! They told me I’d get the blonde bob and that I could dye it later. I said “ok” – but when I got there.. they put in different hair. They put in curly hair that was down to my knee caps because they said the other model was acting too diva’ish and they had to let her go. So, now they’d chosen me to be the model for the billboard! The one with the long curly hair just like the one in the picture on my background on my phone.
No seriously.. how many other people have you seen with extensions to their kneecaps??? Its just crazy.
My life goal is to bring the spiritual gurus to teach spirituality to the masses in a super fun way! I’ve finally uploaded my first video under a brand new brand.
Help me in supporting Amanda on Twitter @spirituallydope and on the below YouTube video where you can see her cool new hair.
And remember that we get to decide whether to give the events in our lives a thumb’s up or a thumb’s down. No one can take that power away from us.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and