Monday, 1 February 2010
February will be fantastic because......
it is my 21st Wedding Anniversary
it is Valentine's Day
it is my birthday
and by the end of the month it will be spring.
I mentioned in my last post about the book The Secret.
Now I know it is hard for a lot of people to swallow.
It was hard for me too.
I was just as sceptical when one of the men in my prison writing group handed it to me a few weeks back.
While I was waiting for the men to complete a writing task I had given them I flipped open the book and started to read.
Last year threw a bucketload of lemons at me.
And during January I was still picking up the bitter skins.
I felt like I was constantly firefighting, always on the defensive and as a consequence not very pleasant to be around.
To be honest I didn't like the person I was becoming very much.
I liked the tone of The Secret and just for the positive thinking part I decided to read it and have a go.
Within days I smiled more, I became more thankful and I made a wish list.
Within a week several of these things came true.
Let me share one of those with you.
As instructed by the book I decided to create a Wish Board - I put lots of inspirational sayings, ideas, pictures of clothes (of course), the seaside, all the things that make me feel good.
But there was one thing missing.
A picture of a Flamenco dancer.
For several years now I have wanted to go to Seville during the Flamenco Festival Week in April.
I couldn't find a picture so went to the local travel agent to get a City Breaks brochure.
I came home and placed the book on the table.
"What's that for?," asked my husband.
"I just got it for a picture," I said explaining about the Wish Board.
My husband went white.
"Shall I tell you what I've got for your birthday," he said.
Now many may say this is a coincidence.
However, I never told him about the book or mentioned the word Seville in recent months to my husband.
He has known I have wanted to go to Seville for many years.
So why, within a week of creating my Wish Board did it happen?
Today's outfit was created to keep out the cold with two cardigans.
Jeans - Gap
Black Cardigan - Tesco
Pink Cardigan - Saltwater
Boots - Clarks
T- shirt - French Connection