Thursday, January 03, 2008

The kindness of the Universe...

Ok, so I've had a little gripe recently about being sans modem, and then being sans laptop, and then yesterday I was told that if the problem with my computer is not hardware, or if it is hardware but of the maintainence sort (like too much dust build up in the fans), it'll cost me $98 per hour to have the computer fixed. Not only that but if I ask them to estimate how long/how much the repair will cost and then I opt NOT to have them repair it, it'll STILL cost me a flat fee of $98 (just for the quote)...

Well, hmmm, I would rather spend that money on a set top box for our antiquate television, and some funky new season stretchy stripeys from BONDS for Bryn (saw the colours yesterday and they are DIVINE, not like the gross turquoise and red and brown from last Winter)....

But, I'm constantly being reminded (literally everywhere I turn) to look for the silver lining to remain positive so as to attract like.

Well, today the Universe has shown me a couple of kindnesses and I just wanted to recongise them here.

First of all, in their romping around the house, and getting into stuff they shouldn't be getting into, the boys - specifically Erik - managed to locate my now long lost travel pass! I lost this almost a month ago, and have had to *shock, horror* PAY for public transport LIKE A COMMONER... Yesterday, I FINALLY made the decision to get off my arse and go into the city and apply for a new card, which was going to involve a lot of jumping through hoops... And VOILA! today the boys find the pass! THANK YOU Universe!!!

And now for something even better...

For the past 11 years of our relationship, I've been trying to teach Dave how to look for the positive, even in the most negative of situations, and how to ask for what he WANTS rather than state what he doesn't want!!! Oddly enough, it was my ability to ask for what I wanted instead of stating everything I didn't want, that cause Dave to be attracted to me in the first place... With his other partners, he always felt like he was trying to guess what they wanted (and mostly guessing wrong, and ending up heaped in their resentment of his inability to READ them)... So, I was the opposite to that (hahaha, a real lesson for him in "beware of what you wish for")...

Anyway, so he's wanting a new job, and for quite some time now, I've asked him, "What kind of job do you want, what specifically do you want from your new job" and telling him that he needs to "put it out there" what he wants. Instead, he steadfastly focused on what he DIDN'T want...

So, today he goes to work, like every other day... There he and a colleague getting chatting (instead of working, can I add, hahaha), and basically spend the entire work day chatting about what they want out of life, etc. This guy thinks a lot like me, Dave has mentioned a few times that this guy has told him the same dietary stuff I've told him, and even gone further into alkalinity/acidity and so on that I have. Turns out this guy also believes that to get ahead in life you have to focus on what you want, not what you don't want (how very LoA of him), and he even has a computer mindmapping program that helps him do this!

So, now that someone objective has gone through this with Dave, he suddenly GETS IT, rofl! He acknowledged without prompting that is pretty much the same stuff I've been saying to him all along, but added that it sounded somehow more acceptible coming from someone who didn't have a vested interest in telling him this stuff.

I don't care, as long as he gets it...

He even mentioned cleaning the study!!! I'm gobsmacked!

1 comment:

Amanda O. said...

OMG... Dave is gonna clean his study? Surely the car driving must be close too! Maybe the universe will see to it his mate drops the coin about that too. Very interesting the guy has a whole computer program and everything, wow!

I won't tell you how certain people here won't hear something until it comes from the lips of an expert as well... ~_~

Teenagers and the failing parent...