Guest Posted By Jan Verhoeff
Caught in the moment, I heard myself tell my granddaughter, “I don’t have the money to do that today.” What I meant was, I had walked out of the house without my wallet and I didn’t have the money in my purse. By the time I arrived back home and checked my accounts, I realized I’d literally spoken into existence a response of need. Nothing sold that day. Not one single thing sold. Was it because I spoke those words? I’d like to think it had nothing to do with that one sentence, but common knowledge tells me otherwise.
There hadn’t been a day in several months where I’d sold nothing.
Was it the actual speaking of the sentence or the worry over the fact that I’d said it?
I sometimes struggle with the ripple theory.
How about you? Do you believe that a drop of water, dropped into the ocean on this side of the world has a ripple effect on the rest of the world?
“Is it a test?” she asked.
“Do you love me enough to bring me coffee?” he asked again.
She’d proven over and over again how much she loved him, but he didn’t accept her love as a given. He wanted her to continue proving how much she loved him. In many ways, we use the same brutal demands on the world around us. We continue to test, long after it’s been proven.
Oh my gosh! I said the wrong words. Then we worry about it driving those words deep into our existence and driving away the good thoughts that we could have been having with worry and regret. Why?
Why can we not accept the miracles of life as gifts and appreciate those instead of turning back the benefits and rejecting our success?
If, instead of worrying about what I said, I’d simply made the statement and then went on about my day, would the outcome have been different? I’d like to think it would have. In fact, I know that on other occasions, I’ve made similar statements and at the end of the day, there was no difference in my income. I simply said what needed to be said, and spent the day being grateful that what I said wasn’t the *REALITY* of my situation. Grateful for the abundance that has blessed my life.
So the guy who wanted coffee…
Had he said, “Honey, I appreciate all you do for me. I’m so busy right now, I’d really like a cup of coffee. Would you grab one for me?”
Do you think he might have had a different response?
I believe speaking positively and asking in assurance from a position of gratitude makes all the difference in our lives. Can you change the way you speak and be more effective and positive?
I appreciate my clients and those who follow my work. I’m so grateful for their amazing dedication and loyalty. When I speak those words out loud, I feel blessed.