One of my best friends and writing pals invited me out to spend the day with her. We brainstormed and chatted the day away. One thing we didn’t do was turn on our computers and write, but it’s funny how showing up and being present can give you something unexpected.
What do I mean? We were supposed to go to dinner by ourselves, but her husband had come home from a trip a couple of days early, and asked if he could join us. I decided to be open and say yes. It could be fun. Well, my friend mentions something, which gives me this thought about him being a source for some book research I have been struggling to find.
And pretty soon, it becomes obvious he’s the perfect source for the information I need. I mean, it’s like he’s tailor made for it.
I didn’t expect him to be. And if I hadn’t been open, and listening, I might have missed out on this spontaneous abundance. Well, it was more like an avalanche of abundance. I turned on my iPhone recorder after he’d been talking for a couple of minutes and kept listening to him talk. Then I would ask him more questions.
It was only about thirty minutes later that he finally asked why I was asking him these “probing” questions. I told him. He’s married to a writer, you know.
What’s incredible is that I pretty much won’t need to do anymore research. It’s done. That conversation, and the research I’d done earlier, is all I need. And I’m just about ready to start this manuscript.
Spontaneous abundance can show up anywhere for us, but it takes being open to things happening in ways we didn’t expect. It takes being open to having someone join you for dinner that you didn’t expect and say, oh, hey, I’m going to be open and let this addition be fun.
That’s where the magic happens. We don’t always know who holds the answers to the questions we have.
So, are you open to spontaneous abundance showing up in your life and surprising you? Give it a chance. Stand back. And be amazed!
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