I don't necessarily believe in "The Secret" but if I did, these two things would be really good examples:
1. The boy's younger sister has a ton of clothes. A ton. Like, too many to fit in her walk-in closet. We noticed this while trying to fit all the boy's clothes into his walk-in closet. There was overflow and the next closet on the list? Full of her clothes. I was jonesin' for a new outfit or two and thought "Wow, if Monika wanted to get rid of some of these clothes, I could take them off her hands." Mere days later she told me she was getting rid of a bunch of stuff and would I like to look through it all before they took it to Goodwill? Would I ever! I ended up getting a giant trash bag full of new clothes. Dozens of shirts, cute summer dresses, skirts, even sweaters and blazers. Ask and ye shall receive.
2. The other day I was thinking about how I am selling my adorable little Mazda Protege before I move to Chicago, and about how that was going to be a source of income, and about how I really hoped nothing went wrong with it before then. Worried over this for days, every time I started my car, etc. Yesterday afternoon I walked the 15 minutes across campus to my (illegally parked) car and dumped my stuff on the passenger seat. Took off the sun-reflector thingy, fastened my seat belt, and put the key in the ignition. Nothing. It wouldn't even turn over. So I called AAA and sat for an HOUR in the 101 degree heat while I waited for the tow truck to show up. My battery was dead. Luckily, that seems to be the only problem, but still. Giant (hot) inconvenience.
Negative energy in = negative energy out? Perhaps. Here are some things I will now choose to think positively about:
1. My dad WILL walk again. He'll get on a bike again. He'll be able to go back to teaching in the fall, less than a month from now. I refuse to believe anything else.
2. Chicago will be fabulous, I will love the program, I will earn awesome grades, my thesis will be interesting, winter won't kill me.
3. I will not be in student loan debt for the rest of my life.