What You Want WANTS You

The craziest thing happened today. One of my pregnant daughters and I have been preparing a Winnie-the-Pooh baby shower for my other daughter (who is also expecting). Looking to Pinterest Land for inspiration, we discovered original game prompts, One-Hundred-Acre Wood-themed food ideas, and even a Pooh Bear sign-in sheet that gathers guest autographs for a balloon bouquet.  

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After we spent weeks in the planning phase, computer hours designing our exact Pooh Bear needs, and a whole day with my talented mother to embellish our offerings, we just needed one more thing. A centerpiece. And it couldn’t be just any centerpiece. But who has a centerpiece with Pooh? (Just a side . . . Pooh anything makes me laugh. Did you know there is a cookbook called, Cooking with Pooh? I mean . . . gross.) 

We gathered some flowers that we thought might do the job, but we were really just grasping for straws. In that very moment — and I’m not exaggerating — Mom’s doorbell rang. She went upstairs to answer, and immediately called down to me, laughing. I walked up the stairs and saw one of my mom’s older neighbors dressed in a Winnie-the-Pooh shirt. We started giggling at the “coincidence,” and Mom explained why we were laughing.

Suddenly her neighbor enthusiastically began telling us all about her Winnie-the-Pooh collection. She was so excited that we were doing a baby shower themed around such a “silly old bear.” And then she said . . . “Is there anything you would like to borrow to decorate for the shower?” 

Seriously? 

We were dumbfounded. I had never even met her. She couldn’t have known we were doing this shower. She just happened to be wearing her Pooh shirt on the day she decided to appear at Mom’s door. I still don’t know why she even came. 

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We abandoned our make-shift centerpiece and accompanied her back to her home. Winnie-the-Pooh books, ceramic “hunny” pots with “Bit-o-Honey” candy, stuffed tributes to Pooh Bear’s friends, and a large Pooh Bear greeted us there. And then, to our great amazement, she unveiled a Hundred-Acre-Woods ceramic tree. One animal was perched on each branch, and we immediately fell in love with it. Our baby shower decor just went up a few notches, and we didn’t even go seeking after it. We used what we had, did the best we could, and felt grateful along the way, and a miracle happened. 

So it’s a cute story and all, but why I am I sharing this today? 

Honestly - because of this . . . 

really do believe that things we think, say and do create a new vibration. And if you’ve ever watched a tuning fork sound, you’ll notice that its vibration starts others in the room to sound as well. Why? Because they tune into the same vibration. 

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I feel like this is what happened today. Our thoughts, actions, and words have all been focused on Winnie-the-Pooh. I believe we have created a strong vibration with four of us having been working on this project. Like attracts like, and the rest is history. 

But who cares? Why does it even matter? 

It’s just one more reminder that what we send out into the world comes back to us. That we can choose our words, our thoughts, and our actions more deliberately to create what we actually want to come into our lives. That we can send out more positive and faith-filled vibes to brighten others’ lives. And . . . that what we want, wants us.

And who wouldn’t want just a little more Pooh?

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