Do you all remember “The Secret”?
There is a line from that movie something to the effect of “I’m always amazed how that I line up car parks”. (spoken with a pseudo-Austrailian accent) How many of you who drive, seem to always get your desired parking space? I used to think I was just lucky, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that I am actually visualizing and creating the space that I want. It seems to work well for me in traffic also. Anyway, I am on my way to the post office to test my theory once again. Usually when I go, I find myself in a free space or a metered space that has some time left on it. Today, I’m also going to find and feed a random parking meter so that someone else can get a “free” space too. Stay tuned . . .
Well, let me tell/show you how it all panned out.
So here I am driving on my way to the post office, and I am trying to focus on the proper parking space and its timely availability. However my mind starts to wander. Has that happened to any of you? Thinking about one thing and some other seemingly unrelated thought creeps into the foreground of your mind? So as I’m driving along the side streets of Newark, Hillside, Elizabeth and Linden, I am reminded somehow of the pedestrian cross walk rule. Maybe because there are some here in New Jersey that don’t always honor it. I remember it was many many many many years ago, while living in Boston, when I was first introduced to the concept of vehicles having to stop for pedestrians in the cross walk; it took some getting used to but I eventually caught on. Time after time and these placard type signs just kept popping up at EVERYWHERE. I wonder how Bostonians are making out with that pedestrian cross walk rule these days. Hmmnnn, I digress. We’ll have to blog about this later. Anyway, I regain my focus and start concentrating on the parking space that I want. I actually had two separate spaces in mind and surprisingly enough when I arrived . . . both spaces were occupied. But here’s the good news.
There was an available space for me to pull right into a short distance from the post office. I had to jump out of the car and snap this photo quickly before some other needy person pulled in, but I got the space.
So, you wanna hear some more good news?
Pretty neat huh? Someone left this space/meter just for me. So as promised I decided to spread the LOVE, and here’s what I found . . .
Right next to me I found this. And keeping in the spirit of a quote from one of my favorite films . . . “Doctor, always do the right thing”, I dropped a coin into the slot.
Here’s the interesting thing. The two spaces that I visualized being available, became available while I was feeding this meter . And that is The Brighter Side of Life.
Any time you feel stirred or nudged to do something nice for someone else, even if it is a total stranger, don’t hesitate, ACT. You never know when that same act of kindness returns to you or someone you love . . . just because. That’s all for now. Stay in touch. Peace and Love, Lyon.