“Only if there are angels in your head will you ever possibly see one.”—Mary Oliver
Despite what it says in the newspaper, despite what your mother told you, despite what society insists is rock solid truth, it’s important to remember Shakespeare’s adage, “Nothing is either good nor bad. Only thinking makes it so.”
Your thinking regulates what is allowed into your life experience and what boogies on over to the next guy. You get to decide. You have the final say.
And since my thinking believes in miracles, magic and moving right past the bouncer who says, “You can’t go in,” I hear stories like this each and every day.
Linda, from my gratitude posse, shared this one yesterday:
“Several months ago, tickets for Bruce Springsteen in Kansas City went on sale. I really wanted to go, but did absolutely nothing to get tickets. I just decided I would be going and didn’t think about it again.
“Yesterday two tickets appeared through a friend of a friend. And now I’m going to see Bruce on Thursday.”
This one came in today’s email:
“My horse Mission, an off-the-track thoroughbred that I have had for about a year, never lays down. Yesterday, I mentioned this to my mom.
“Before I went to bed last night I read the section in E-Squared about synchronicities and how often, just reading about them, causes one to “occur.”
“The next morning, I am in the arena with Mission and, as I observe him, I say, “You know, you look sleepy. I think it’s time you just took a little nap.
“So I simply sat down next to where he stood. To my utter awe-mazement, Mission proceeded to lay down RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF ME.
“If you are not a horse person, you might not know that this is not typical horse behavior–especially for THIS horse.
“Not only did he lay down, he stretched out full-length and WENT TO SLEEP.
I have lovely photos of our 25-minute duo power nap.”
And this last one came in a month ago and got temporarily “lost” in my giant file of miracle stories:
“I thought I would send a few examples as to how your books and blog have helped me and my family.
“My four kids are grown and three no longer live in KCMO. This past Christmas I was able to visit my two oldest daughters in LA. It was the first Christmas we have been able to spend together since 2004. Even though we are very close it is easy for time & distance to prevent us from talking about concerns and needs. In January, my two daughters and I began a daily “Today I pray for…” text.
“In a short 3 weeks all 4 of my kids had long standing problems solved and hopes answered. My oldest daughter got a contract that benefitted her career, my second daughter’s boyfriend got a better paying full time job, my son received two different job offers from companies offering the kind of job he has been seeking since he graduated in 2011, and my youngest daughter received confirmation that she would be receiving much needed money for college. Our daily prayers were not specifically for those things, they were about feeling peace, understanding, creative inspiration, whatever we felt the need for that day. It was after all those things lined up I realized, “Wow! that was fast!”
Thanks everybody for doing this blog with me. I am so, so very grateful.
Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy