“We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
Ask..And You Shall Receive
Today we poke a little fun at…me.
This all began in the comments section on a recent post by Vered, over at Momgrind. I was the fortunate winner of a Starbucks gift card, although this post has very little to do with that fact.
How did I end up in this picture?
Far down in the comments of that post, Marelisa suggested I wear a tiara. This was quickly followed by Sal, who added I should do a “thumbs up”, and Evelyn who thought lipstick would be a nice addition. Somehow a “little black dress” was mentioned along the way also. Oh, and Betsy suggested dancing…
So, here you have it.
There’s the tiara, the lipstick (I’m not putting it on!), a thumbs up, the gift card (hey, it didn’t include a tiara when it arrived!), and a little black (and pink) dress! No, the dress in not going on, either (besides – it’s way too little). Can you tell I’m dancing? (there will be no video…)
Laugh with me!! (hey, I said with me, not at me! – okay, that’s better!) After all, if you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
For some reason, my kids all had a field day with this one! Was it the lipstick (that stuff should come with some directions!), the tiara (hey, at least it’s blue), or the dress (I surely would have been kicked out of the house had I put that on)!! I know it wasn’t my dancing!! I’m digressing here…back to the subject at hand.
That brings me to the message of this post (does there have to be a message?)…
Ask…And You Shall Receive
Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve needed something, and it required asking someone else “something”? And maybe you felt uncomfortable asking. Uncomfortable because it seemed awkward, or you didn’t know the person, or the person was someone you looked up to, or you were intimidated by the person. Or a number of other reasons.
Asking “something” of someone can, at times, be difficult. And, it just seems easiest to not ask at all. Think of those things that really mean something to you. That which is important.
I ask you – what’s the worst that can happen if you do ask? Probably that you are denied, or that you receive no reply at all. So, maybe ask…and you shall receive is a bit optimistic.
However, if you receive nothing, or are denied – how “bad” is that, really? Think about that.
And, think of the possibilities that may arise because you do ask – and receive an answer (or help, or whatever it is you’re seeking). Ask… and more often than not, you will receive! It just requires asking!
Ask…and often you will receive!
What’s holding you back, today, from going after what you want? What aren’t you asking, that you could? Get out there, and go after those things you desire!