Optimism, the Universe, and Everything

I loved the post in Dear Optimists this morning.  I hope you discover those secreted-away dinosaurs and unicorns and send pics of them in your front yard!

About 10 years ago, my husband and I were broke, well actually minus-broke.  In fits of optimism and living in la-la-land for a few minutes, we would scribble our hopes on a 3″ by 3″ scrap sheet.  Lots of thumb tack holes in that little sheet.

Today, there is one audacious wish left on that original scrap:  a small villa on the northern edges of the Ligurian Sea (Italy).

Those other items were:

  • a GoldWing motorcycle and vintage Ural sidecar
  • a 2006 Scion <car>
  • lahgitana get a good job
  • pay off a rather daunting debt
  • buy a 2-bedroom house in a particular neighborhood
  • can’t remember, but it doesn’t mean I am ungrateful.  Thank you again and still, Universe.

Most of that list required money, which was not exactly streaming in, more like rushing by.  Then, the strangest things began to happen:  my husband found a sidecar on craigslist not too long after he had found a GoldWing motorcycle to fix up.  We bought that brand-new toaster Scion, I got a job, paid off that icky debt, and then bought that 2-bedroom house in that neighborhood.

After all that, we unearthed that tattered scrap somewhere in the packed-up detritus and were amazed, thankful, and amused!

Intentions count. Gratitude counts.

Thank you, Universe.  I wouldn’t be here without you.

© No Stealing!  That’s what the little c in the circle means!
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 21:33:57

    I’m getting a pen.

    Reply

  2. lahgitana
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 07:43:28

    Yes! >:-D

    Reply

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