Apr 13, 2007

Friday the 13th

Doesn't scare me. Today is the perfect day for it though - wet, rainy and gloomy. Instead, let's concentrate on the positive, shall we?

The other day I was reading some quotes and I came across one about angels. It went something like this - "Angels have more to do with coincidence than you might think." I love to think that angels are all around us, protecting us, nurturing us, helping us in our dark moments. But I love this quote because coincidence fascinates me. Like, how is it in a city of thousands, you can meet up with someone who you've not seen in a long time - someone you've been thinking about alot - let's say in a grocery store or mall? A few seconds later you might not have seen them. Or, how dropping your keys on the way to your car stalled you for a few minutes and saved you from getting in an accident. Why did those car keys drop? Did they have some help? Or, in my personal case over the last few weeks, getting signs that my entrepreneurial adventure is sure to have merit. Just little signs here and there that seal the deal for me.

My friends and I have been talking about the power of positive thinking. The notion that whatever you "put out there" has an affect on you and others. The magnetic pull. Surround yourself with the negative and you are sure to draw more negative. Concentrate on the positive and watch your life change. So many people get into the bad habit of being negative. I've seen it consume some people. It can be a hard obstacle to conquer but well worth the effort.

And now I will leave you with a feel good story that has nothing to do with angels but perhaps a little to do with positive thinking? (!)

A girl I went to high school with recently went to a casino with 4 of her sisters. Her one sister was very positive after having read "The Secret". She was bragging to her sisters that she was going to win big that night - "...a million dollars!" When they walked into the casino together they vowed to split whatever they won. That positive sister saw the progressive jackpot slot machine and claimed "There it is! That's the machine I'm going to win big on!" Her sisters laughed at her as she strolled over to it and took a seat. Two hours later, win she did. The jackpot no less! 5 MILLION DOLLARS! And true to her word she split it with her 4 sisters, giving 1 million to each. It could not have happened to a nicer gal.

Disclaimer: Winning at a casino has nothing to do with the power of positive thinking. Thejoyof will not be held responsible for any losses, real or imagined. Your chance of winning 5 million dollars is small. Very small. You don't even want to know the odds. This blog does not condone excessive, out-of-control gambling of any sort.


Sandy said...

oh good, you put that disclaimer in. ha!
being around negative people *zaps* me for sure.
let's do some positive thinking that a HAPPY BOX will be arriving to you today (sigh, why is it taking so long?)
happy weekend,

Chunks said...

My favorite Angel quote is "Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." I painted it on a plaque somewhere in the million boxes that surround me. I am positively thinking that I hate these boxes, and you know what? I do!

Anonymous said...

Coincidence Definition - an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental.
Hmmm, so if you didn't drop those keys and ended up being in an accident does that mean you have no angels watching over you ? Myself, I don't believe in Angels !
Good things as well as bad things happen to each of us, good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people. Nothing more, Nothing less. However, if you choose to let the bad things in life control your life, then chances are very few good things will become of it.

The Paris Apartment said...

I believe in everything since anything is possible. The universe is full of magic and humor all we have to do is follow the signs in our own path.

by the way chunks, one box at a time!! :)

cityfarmer said...

Whew...I was almost out door.