Fellow Cake Eaters, from time to time I get to bear witness to a good law of attraction story from my pals. When this happens I quickly ask if I can share the story. It was my luck that on this occasion my friend Joe is a writer and was willing to share. Witness his example of thoughts becoming things.
I took a writing class a few years ago that taught me, “always grab the reader’s attention.” Here goes. I am a married man who is currently involved with two other women. NOW that I have your attention let me say they are friend who are believers . . . wait let me rephrase that. These two other women are BELIEVERS in the Law of Attraction. So it is no wonder that a bit of this belief has rubbed of on me. Just a wee bit.
My wife and I recently moved and, what we call the entertainment room is larger than it was our old place and the TV seems a lot smaller. I decided I need a larger set. But even discount store prices were too steep for me, so I was pleased to learn that my employer was holding a drawing. All employees who had met or surpassed company goals the previous year were entered. Twenty-five prizes in all. Twenty-three $25 gift cards to local restaurants. A $300 and a $400 gift card to Wal-Mart and top prize was a 45 inch HD TV.
I learned that there were over 250 names in the drawing and basically resigned myself to the fact that even if I won I would be having a $25 dinner somewhere locally. But I had a plan. Just in case I made it to the end, I had gone to the local Wal-Mart to see what a large HD TV would cost. I was thinking that maybe if I won either the $300 or the $400 gift card I could put in the difference and get a TV anyway. The only thing in my price range was a floor model. $498. Doable. Maybe.
Each week for four weeks they awarded 5 dinner gift cards, then on the Friday before Superbowl Sunday they changed the rules. There were still well over 200 names in the pool but that Friday they drew five names. Those five were the finalists, and I was one of them. I was told by my friends to start picturing myself watching my NEW TV. Feel myself watching it. See myself showing it off to friends. I started getting into this LOA (law of attraction) thing.
I went to back to Wal-Mart and to my disappointment the floor model had been sold. The least expensive TV that was the same size as the prize ran for about $758. No longer doable.
On Superbowl Sunday they drew the names. I had won third prize. A $300 card. No TV but not bad. The $400 card was won by a teenager and the TV was won by a young woman who was expecting a baby in one months time. They took us to a room and we held our prizes up as pictures were taken. I was about to go back to work when the ‘mother to be’ asked me, “Do you want to swap?”
I was sure I misunderstood her. She and I have worked together for about two years. A very nice young lady. Works full time, is in nursing school, and not a lot of money. She quickly explained that for Christmas her boyfriend’s parents had bought them a 55 inch, top of the line, HD TV. It was the biggest thing in their small three room apartment. She did not need another TV. But she could use $300 to buy baby supplies. “Besides,” she said, “the TV is used.”
She showed me the TV voucher. It was to a place that has rent to own furniture and electronics. It was to be used for a pre-owned (pre-used) TV. She shrugged and said, “even if I sold it I probably couldn’t get anymore than the $300 you have. I need the money, you need a TV. Let’s swap.”
I couldn’t believe it. I hugged her. Yesterday I picked up my brand new (used), shiny (small scratch) 46 inch HD TV. As I sat on my couch for the first time and was able to read the scrolling news at the bottom of the screen, I said to myself, “Maybe, just maybe there is something to this LOA thing.”
I sat back and starting picturing myself on a beach chair in Caribbean’s.
How about that?! The dream was in place (a TV), he took action (visiting WalMart and visualizing a result) and he soon had reached his goal. He didn’t know if he would get the TV or not, but he stayed open to it AND he used alchemy, *ahem, visualization and action, to help the process. Joe’s mind was open to the power of dream, do, have. Is yours?
Joe, may you enjoy the next episode of “Jersey Shore” and “Dancing With The Stars”.