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Is that the sound of a shoe dropping?

June 28, 2010

I have it all. And I am not saying that to boast or brag, but because sometimes I wonder why. How?

One friend tells me I have figured out “The Secret” — that as soon as I put something “out there,” it falls right in my lap. And I’ll admit, I’ve given that explanation some weight, at times, and here’s why:

When I was pregnant with my first child, I wanted a boy. And, on Jan 9, 1985, my son Tim was born.

When I was pregnant with my second child, I wished for a girl. Robyn was born in 1986.

Third child: wanted a boy. Had a boy. Fourth child…asked for a boy….well, you get the picture…I had a boy.

I remember being sort of amazed that I got every single wish.

Of course, I didn’t wish for a bad marriage — and I got that. But then, I didn’t ASK for a good one, not the first time, away. That was where I went wrong. And when I did ask  — when I asked “the Universe” for someone to love me unconditionally, be handsome and intelligent, have a good job, lots of patience, who had a good sense of humor, would appreciate my sarcasm and love my two children — when I “put that wish out there,” I got it. Just like that. Thank you Universe.

My friend laughs at me for some of the things that she says I’ve “put out there,” that have come to me. She once told me she wouldn’t want to get on my bad side — what with every single person that I loathed working with at my company being let go and all (and yes…I totally asked the Universe to find a way for me to NOT have to deal with these women…every last one of them…).

Good Karma?

When we were looking for a new home a few years back, our real estate agent showed us all the houses that we asked to see, then she took us to this amazing house at the back of the neighborhood. The minute I saw it, I loved it. A two-story with a grand entrance, two car-garage, flat driveway (quite the find here in Lawrenceville), wooded backyard, two-story deck, huge kitchen with a bar, finished basement,…..and the list went on.

This was during a time when houses were moving fast, and this one was a hot property. But, I put it out there. And, the weirdest thing happened.

We put an offer in on the house, with a condition, of course, that our house would sell. Even though I was so hoping we would close this deal, I had realistic expectations that it would be snatched away before we could find a buyer for our house. Then the call came that there was another offer on the house — from out-of-towners. We held our breathe, waiting to see what the sellers would do. I saw my family in that house. I saw my kids playing in the basement and I saw myself soaking in the huge garden tub with the waterfall faucet (that I’ve always wanted).

I knew it was my house, so how could they sell it to those Floridians? They wouldn’t.

And they didn’t. In a twist of fate — one unheard of during hot real estate times, I’m sure — the owners decided to take the house off the market, and keep our offer open for 60 days, allowing us time to sell our house. No one else would see the house, and they wouldn’t take any more offers.

Our house sold within a week. We got the new house. I got what I wanted.

And really, sometimes, I do wonder why I have it so good. I’m not a bad person, or anything like that, but there are times when I wonder if my luck will run out! Of course, I don’t put THAT out there. With my POWERS and all, I’d rather not tempt the Universe.

I don’t want to be sitting around waiting for the axe to drop; the shoe to drop, but I do want to always keep it in check: be grateful and recognize that I am truly lucky. That I have so much in my life today. I must be doing something right…and I just hope that whatever it is, I keep on doing it…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2010 11:58 pm

    And I put it out there that it all continues for you, my friend!

  2. Kari permalink
    June 29, 2010 1:05 am

    There is nothing wrong with asking, being thankful, and encouraging others to “put it out there” too! May all your best dreams come true, my friend!

  3. June 29, 2010 1:07 am

    See what I mean? Look at the friends I have!

    Kari, I’m definitely grateful, every day.

  4. Kate permalink
    July 2, 2010 8:05 pm

    You obviously forgot a few people on that list of co-workers…can you make an amendment or is it too late:


  5. July 2, 2010 10:03 pm

    Kate –I’ve been trying! I think the issue is that there are just too many of them…I’ll focus on one at a time and let’s see how that goes!

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