Thursday, August 20, 2009

Eureka

It's Move In Day at my daughter's college, part of the Welcome Weekend celebration. While I would be spending the day fitting all my junk into the small studio apartment she's moving into, she would rather apply time to other pursuits.

Shopping.

She is enamored with the blue and silver color scheme and has been for as long as I can remember. The first time she mentioned it was when she wanted Christmas presents for her room and she wanted everything to be blue and silver. I wondered if this really was an 8 year old saying this with authority. She got what she wanted.

Back to the present. She went on a shopping hunt to get a new bike to make it easier to travel around campus and she needed a blue comforter to fit a full size bed (a luxury in college - I got a twin). The majority of the afternoon was spent at various big box stores trying to get what she wanted, keeping me in the loop with regular updates. That's probably the newness of college. She had already moved out and spent the summer at a dorm/apartment, but this is a real studio apartment of her very own.

At one store she found the comforter she wanted, but it was for a twin bed. On one of her later updates, she called me from the parking lot telling me about the bike she got at the last store she visited. Then she told me she was going to see if this store to see if they had the right comforter. Then she stopped herself and said, "they do have it." I could hear the smile in her voice because she knew that I knew she was manifesting using the Law of Attraction.

She called back a little later. "I got it."

But I already knew she did.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Good Day To Be Grateful

As practitioners of the Law of Attraction know, manifesting is much easier in a positive and grateful environment. As readers of The Prophet Within know, I have had challenges in this arena of late. Today was not one of those days. Today I am left feeling positive, thankful and hopeful of what is to come.

I am grateful for, for example, helping my daughter solve some of her travel logistics problems. She's coming back from visiting her Marine boyfriend and the flight caused a few challenges. Nothing major, but she thought of me to help her get through it. It gives me a warm feeling to realize that even though she is an adult, she knows that she can still look to dad to help or to talk. We did a bit of both today and it felt good.

Later, my son and I continued our burgeoning tradition of spending a half hour to 45 minutes reading. Just reading. We go off some place where televisions and video games aren't and we do something as old fashioned as all get out, but still valuable nonetheless: we crack open our books. I've been a voracious reader all my life and so has my daughter. It's nice to pass down the habit to the next generation. His choice of reading material is 9 year old stuff, in this case a graphic novel, but he's putting his mind to work and when we closed the books for the night, we were both smiling. Seeing his toothy grin had me swelling up with gratitude that he is in my life.

I'll hit the bed tonight full of things to thank God for, including being able to share these thoughts with you on this blog. Thank you.