It has been an interesting couple of months since I have been out on my own. In that time I have gotten to know some great people, learned to take direction from myself (my boss is so tough!), and overcome some long-standing fears. I have also encountered some challenges with my house that were not entirely planned for. For those of you who don’t know, or who have never been to my home, it is a small bungalow that was built in 1950…which makes it 60 years old. And, unfortunately, it has chosen now to show its age. The latest is that I may have to get my kitchen drain pipes replaced. My water purifier started to leak onto my counter…but hey, I turned it off and that solved the problem. I just drink bottled water for now. However, now my dishwasher, which uses the same drain, is leaking and I have a feeling that my house is exerting its authority and saying “repair me”. I’m almost scared to think of the cost, but plumber’s bills are a subject for another blog!

So you are probably asking yourself, “Is she just ranting or is there a point to all this?” Well, there is a point. I’ve related my tales of woe to several of my friends and some of them have asked me an interesting question – What are you thinking that is bringing this to you? At first I took great exception to this question…how dare they say that I was wishing bad things to happen! But, the more I thought about it, the more it began to make sense. I truly believe that what you are thinking today will be your future. In other words, the thoughts that you send out into the universe will come back to you. So, if I am thinking about plumbing problems, that is what will happen. It is like telling the universe, “this is what I want” and it does its best to deliver! It also works is you think about things that you don’t want. If you are thinking them, they will come back to you. I remember my grandmother telling me, “Be careful for what you ask for. You just may get it!” Hate to admit it but she was right!

So my challenge for you this week is to take a close look at what you are asking for, both verbally and in your head. Are you asking for what you want or what you want to happen, or are you focusing on what you DON’T want? If it is what you don’t want, become clear on what you want and ask for it. Then sit back and see what happens.