Well, I talked about learning to allow others to help and support me. Something as simple as letting a man take my luggage down some stairs to the woman at the market taking my groceries out to my car. Of course, there’s my neighbor, who shoveled my snow lately.
Not giving less. Just being more in balance with the whole big G, big R thing.
This week an unexpected gift showed up out of the blue. One I hadn’t even thought about. I’d made a tough decision not to attend a really special weekend event that I have enjoyed for many years as a way of being mindful of where I was allocating my financial resources. Well, this friend said she knew someone who wanted to pay for me to go. I knew instantly it was her. It brought tears to my eyes. This is not a small gift, not that any gift ever is. It’s sizable. She wanted me to be able to go and wanted to support that.
So I remembered what I’d been saying about receiving, took a breath, and said, “Okay, I will receive that.” And then I cried and gushed gratitude to her for this incredible, unexpected gift. Wished that she reaped this blessing a million times over.
Now my friend is a total gem, and I’ve known it for a long time. But in a million years, I would never have thought about her giving me this unexpected gift. Things like that don’t happen to me. Sound familiar? I had even made peace with not going to this event this year.
I’d put it out into the Universe about being willing to receive more.
And here we go.
This gift. Dropped right in my lap.
So, take heart, all you reading this. You never know when you might receive an unexpected gift like this. Is there something you’ve been wanting that just seems out of reach? Something you can’t afford? Something you never think will come?
Take a second right now to close your eyes and say, I am willing to receive this.
You might be surprised like me. It just might show up from the most unexpected source, in the most unexpected way.
What could make any of us happier?
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