(Originally Written: May 25, 2013)
On the weekend, I decided we need a better work table for our little girls’ playroom so they both have room to sit and work without getting in one another’s way. I knew what I wanted but we didn’t have one.
In the meantime, I set up another folding table. But it was too tall (and too long). So, I went out to the barn in search of four concrete blocks to sit it on rather than the fold-down legs, thereby adjusting the height. I thought we had some large concrete blocks but searched all the feasible nooks and crannies and no blocks.
Later that day, my aunt came over and noticed my makeshift too-tall, too-long table. I described to her what I really wanted. She said, “oh, I have exactly that table at home—it is sitting in my hallway and it keeps getting in my way but I don’t know where to put it!”. She brought it over and it is exactly the height and dimensions I described! We got our table and she got it out of her way!
When I turned the corner today from Northfield, right onto Sawmill, the brick house on the corner is renovating. They had a huge pile of exactly the concrete blocks I had envisioned by the side of the road with a “free” sign on them!
It just goes to show that the universe gives us what we ask for. The thing I think we have to remember is that sometimes what we ask for is not necessarily in our best interest…like asking for bricks to hold up the make-shift table when manifesting the perfect table was a much better option. The universe has bigger and better plans in store for us than we ever imagined, we just have to open our awareness to the possibilities.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7