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How Many Impossible Things Have You Believed Today?

The Queen of Hearts and Alice in the Garden, t...
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“I can’t believe that!” said Alice.

“Can’t you?” the queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again, draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.”

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.”

“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

I’ve been spending some time rereading The Game of Life by Florence Shovel Shinn (a New Thought metaphysician in the 1930’s). One of the reasons I love her books is because they’re all about affirmations and speaking up and asking for (sometimes even demanding!) what you want. 

Since I seem to have lost a few things lately – more recently, a huge bag of Hungarian paprika.  I figured it was about time to find some stuff again.  And well, if I can get flowers and plants to show up on my doorstep just by saying out loud that I’d love some flowers, then surely I can get some other things delivered. 

The good news, it’s working!!!

I found the paprika yesterday and yes, it was right where I looked over and over.  This of course means that next up is the GPS unit and the (seemingly missing) money from those fraudulent credit card charges.  It’s going to work itself out, somehow, in just the right way (I don’t need to know the details) and just show up in the damnedest of places.  The paprika showed up in an empty oatmeal box of all things.  

Let me just say…I LOVE this stuff!!  Words are powerful as Florence Shovel Shinn, Napoleon Hill (and so many others) keep telling us.

So what seemingly impossible thing have you believed?