Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement! Florence Scovel Shinn
And Synchronicity Too.
Yesterday I had to bring my daughter to the airport in Jacksonville. She’s flying up to visit her mother over the Easter break. My wife works in Jacksonville and since it’s about an hour away, we carpooled.
This meant I had to spend the day in the city and wait for my wife to be done teaching. My daughter’s flight was early so I was on my own for most of the day…
I would have preferred to be at home where I could work on my blog and other projects… This week was supposed to be one of planning my future but I didn’t make much progress doing this… I was feeling guilty.
Driving to town I saw a window decal on a car with a sea turtle that said “Never Give Up”. I never saw one of these before and it stuck in my mind.
About an hour later I saw a different vehicle with the same decal. Obviously a not so subtle message was being sent my way. I need to keep chipping away at my dreams…
Be Careful What You Wish For
My only plan for the day was meeting a friend for lunch. She still works for the city and keeps me abreast on the goings on with my old co-workers.
A few days ago my friend told me about a co-worker who’s married to an attorney.
He and his wife were involved in a car accident and each of them are getting over two hundred thousand dollars as a settlement.
I’m still trying to figure out how to make an income without a job.
This has been getting me down lately…
I was sitting at a stop light and began thinking about my old co-worker and how he’ll be getting close to half a million dollars for an accident… He isn’t really hurt… His wife is a lawyer.
I’ve spent a lot of time working hard to develop this blog and other projects and nothing is working out financially, yet.
Envy crept into my thoughts. I started wishing I could have a “lucky” break and get a huge chunk of money for nothing.
It wouldn’t be so bad to have an accident and get a good settlement right? This thought was in my mind at the very moment I was rear-ended by the guy behind me…
I was hit so hard my hat flew off my head into the back seat. When the light turned green I pulled over and so did the guy that hit me.
I was fine… No pains or cuts. After seeing that the other driver was OK we looked at our vehicles…
There was no damage! I don’t know how this happened, but there wasn’t even a dent. The guy who hit me saw some scratches on my bumper and began to tell me he works at a body shop… He wanted to avoid the police coming to write up the accident.
The scratches were there before the accident and I told him so. Luck was with us… Nothing and no one was damaged, so we went on our way.
Thoughts Become Things
I haven’t been in a car accident in years. What are the chances that I would be in one at the very moment I was thinking weak thoughts about someone being “lucky” to have one?
I would say almost statistically impossible, because I normally control my thoughts and rarely have ones of envy anymore.
I manifested the accident and it taught me a lesson. I need to concentrate on positive thoughts and actions and stick with my plans to improve my life.
I need to manifest the life I wish for myself and not try to find a shortcut…
As the turtle told me,”never give up”. I don’t need an easy payday to make it. I just need to continue to work hard on my dreams and they will bear fruit.
Be aware of your thoughts… They really do create your reality. I have a few sore muscles to prove it…
If anything, I need to learn to be more patient.