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Hi Lori! My favourite things (and I'm going to use the proper spelling of "favourite" for my non-USA friends) are: the smell of laundry being done (particularly the smell of a warm dryer going when it's chilly outside), the leaves changing colors (or "colours") in the fall - and there is no prettier fall than an autumn in the Midwestern USA. Hope you're well!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on What Are Your Favourite Things?
My belief about the universe? it is ALWAYS abundant. ALWAYS energetic. ALWAYS giving. ALWAYS life fulfilling. And ALWAYS friendly. My belief about people? People have an innate sense of POSITIVITY and can achieve anything that aligns with the friendliness of the universe within which they live. But we have a tendency as a species to often align ourselves with the very OPPOSITE of the nature of our universe. We don't believe we can be successful, and the energy the universe brings us is what we believe. We don't believe others will like us, so we build weapons.
I believe we can change anything. And I believe the sooner we change our attitudes toward the FRIENDLINESS, we will see a much friendlier universe.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Is The Universe a Friendly Place?
Lori, I have had quite a few of those instances happening lately - those serendipity moments. It started recently when my wife & I decided to step out and do something we've talked about doing for years and never did because of fear of the unknown. I found the moment we stepped out in faith, those serendipitous events began happening! It is so cool how life works that way.
By the way, I am back into the blogosphere! I don't want to get in over my head but I've missed LFI! And I love the new page you direct us to here! Those conversations are priceless and I wonder if some of the conversations have even changed your perspective on the topics you wrote about. Oftentimes that would be the case for me.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Have You Ever Experienced Serendipity?
@TheJackB I don't think there are actually "random" events, but that's just me.
10 months, 1 week ago on The Key to Creating Fortunate Coincidences
@Rileyhar Thanks Riley! I agree that our mood almost always depicts our perspective. The thing is, we can choose to be in a good mood all the time. The biggest misconception in the world is that our feelings are dictated by outside sources. What do you think?
@Lori @Late_Bloomers I tend to think it's more "both/and" than "this/or/that." I think the answers beyond our understanding are beyond our understanding because of the perspectives that we don't see. Does that make sense?
@Late_Bloomers Well, I believe our steps are ordered by a force much bigger than us, so my personal belief is that there are no "accidents." There are merely "opportunities." I think we make choices everyday that open a variety of options that are laid out for us. If we sit back and choose not to act, we choose not to open that door. Thanks so much for your comment!
@Sabrina at MyMiBoSo Hi Sabrina, I love this: "Action + Awareness = Seeing & Receiving the gifts coming your way!" That is a great formula for deciding to live your life to the fullest!
@Lori What a cool story! And it all happened when you decided to take action and make SOMETHING happen. It turned out to be a dream come true!
@Julie | A Clear Sign "Serendipity!" I didn't even think of that, but that's a wonderful way of seeing that!
@Lori @galenpearl God-Winks. Maybe that would have changed the course of the discussion. :)
@galenpearl Galen, I agree, if we can be aware to them as they're happening, it will change our perspective. Often, I find we aren't even close to aware (at least I'm not) until much later. I am able to go back and see just how far things have come. Right now is one of those moments I am needing to have that perspective, too. :)
@johncharlesowens I'm learning more everyday how not to get the wool pulled over my eyes. :) Thanks John!
@annedreshfield Hi Anne. I'm with you there. A LOT of those "fortunate coincidences" were in some very seemingly "UNFORTUNATE" times. Looking back, it's easy to connect the dots. Going through them, it's very difficult. Thanks so much for adding your voice!
@Lori I'm from the South originally, where everything is "Coke." ("Yeah, give me the Sprite Coke.") In the Midwest it's pop. I've always adopted the Northeast's "Soda." Maybe a little off-track but there you go. :)
@Lori So you do call it "pop" in Canada! :)
@Lori Thank you for hosting. I am in the Central Time Zone, just so you know, but some of that includes three little girls I have to get ready for the day. :) And I'm hoping to raise them to watch for those God-winks, too. :)
@bdorman264 Thanks Bill! I'm having a great time and grateful to be here. I don't usually like to look back at the "what ifs." I know my own inaction has led to a lot of stand-stills. (Wow, go figure!) And I have certainly had my regrets on some of my actions, but even there, I found there were God-winks going on.
@johncharlesowens Good call on that! Often, I find you don't see "the hand of God" working when you're going through it. And like @Lori mentioned earlier, sometimes those are the most uncomfortable times. But it's often neat to look back and see that Higher Hand had indeed been working behind the scenes.
@Vidya Sury Vidya, I'm glad you've learned to watch for those "God-winks." And your attitude about those fortunate coincidences has probably made a lot of difference!