Do you find it difficult to ask for what you want? It may be advice, assistance, compassion, guidance, maybe even love. I’m slowly learning the power of asking.
Over the past year I’ve experienced an endless shower of blessings. Many, because I was brave enough to ask. And many of these blessings have been incredibly BIG.
It’s not just the BIG things. Honestly, it’s the everyday things….the little gifts that can turn my world upside down…make me giddy with excitement.
A few weeks ago I was on the hunt for an antique camera. I stopped by my local camera shop. I was buying a new lens and just when I was about to leave I noticed a collection of antique cameras on display behind the counter. OH my goodness, it was a fabulous collection. Anyhow, my mind was spinning. Could I dare ask to ‘borrow’ one of the cameras? Just before we wrapped up the sale I went for it.
Oh, wait…. allow me to back track a little. I had just ‘asked’ for a break on the lens. And I’m not good at stuff like that. Not good at it at all! But I asked and guess what…. he gave me $75.00 off the lens, simply because I asked. Anyhow, I took a deep breath and…..
‘what a beautiful collection of cameras! I don’t suppose you would consider allowing me to borrow one?‘ stammer, stammer…. I started to jabber on about my plans for the camera. He wasn’t overly interested in my story. He was like ‘sure, no problem.’ I was like, ‘really, oh my gosh, thank you so much. I will take good care of it.’ He was all casual. He had no idea what a gift he had given me.
Big or small, gifts are waiting for us. Sometimes we just have to ask.
Sarah Ban Breathnach in her beautiful daybook, Simple Abundance writes
‘Ask for what you need and want. Ask to be taught the right questions. Ask to be answered. Ask for the Divine Plan of your life to unfold through joy. Ask politely, Ask with passion. Ask with a grateful heart and you will be heard. Just ask.
What have you asked for and received? Share your gifts with us today……