MyRye.com social scene columnist Pamela Baur says each of us should know what we want.
This morning I noticed and picked up on old penny on the sidewalk as I was leaving Andy’s Pure Food in Rye, yes, it’s true, I’m taking on the 3 day cleanse you can find displayed on their front window. I took the penny as a fortuitous sign upon my leaving great things were on the way! As it turns out, I was right; the penny was the first of three great things to come to me today!
The second was the message I took away from a movie I saw after work – “He’s Just Not That Into You” and fittingly it’s a movie I went to by myself, talk about a thread of divine comedy! This is no pity post though, that I can assure you (I also bought myself flowers yesterday too!) The message I took from the movie is extremely refreshing almost as refreshing as my electrolyte lemonade, course #3 of Andy’s cleanse!
The message of the movie is a fun and simple one, and it is this: all we have to do, in life and in relationships is ask for what we want, accept what is given, and continue on the path towards what we want to create. We often get so caught up in wondering what someone else wants, we lose track of what we want, and most of all lose belief in knowing we can have anything we want.
Also, let me say to those of you who are saying “sounds like a great theory, but I don’t know what I want” – sorry, that’s a cop-out and an excuse cover for saying, “I won’t choose what I want, then I’d have to be accountable for creating it! And at the heart of that position, there’s the belief that what they really want couldn’t be possible. Knowing what you want is easy, it means taking what you want in your hands and running with it! I know what I want, and I know I will create it my life, I know because I’m committed to it.
This leads me to the third serendipitous gift that found its way into my hands today, a package from my friend Ferran in Spain which I had requested he send me well over a month ago. I wrote him in search of my favorite bracelets I used to buy while living in Italy; I call them my rainbow wish bracelets. They are sold in random places like the town market in Florence or along Las Ramblas in Barcelona. You tie them on, make a wish – just as you’d wish on a rainbow – and wear the bracelet till it falls off, and then your wish comes true.
And, in all honesty, as I sit here writing this post, I only hold in my hand the “sorry I missed you note” from the Rye post man, so in truth, it won’t be until tomorrow when I go receive the package that I’ll know for sure that the package awaiting me is in fact the rainbow bracelets, and I still know it.
I know it because it was just today I emailed Ferran in follow up asking about the package, I know from seeing the penny on my floor just now which fell out of my pocket and then spurred me to write this. I know it just as I’ve known something from the other serendipitous delights I’ve enjoyed since November have all fallen into place perfectly. Most of all, I know it like I know there is someone out there who wants what I want, and know anything in life is possible, and know what you all want is out there is waiting for you too.
So, with that said, if someone wants a rainbow wish bracelet let me know…the only rule is, you have to know what you want!