I’m back from my two weeks vacation on Florida!!
Needless to say, I had a great time with my husband going to the BlackBerry Live conference, partying with Alicia Keys at the Universal Studios, cruising to Bahamas etc. You know, when in Orlando… Man can do many incredible things and have a truly wonderful time.
Surprisingly, I had the most amazing experiences during my flights to the States and back to Slovenia and not while I was in Orlando, Daytona Beach or in the Bahamas.
When we boarded the giant airplane that was going to fly us over the Atlantic ocean, a woman asked us if we would mind exchanging our seats with her children’s so that they could sit together. Without hesitation I said ‘yes’ and was happy to see the family united. Until I got to our newly designated seats… They seemed like the worst seats on the plane. Suffice it to say, I was disappointed and even angry. Not at the woman or her kids but at myself and the Universe. It made no sense to me how this could have happened when I had GIVEN and helped that family so selflessly?
After a few minutes of soaking and being overwhelmed by emotions, I realized that there was no use complaining or feeling bad about it. I remembered to have positive thoughts for at least 17 seconds as recommended by Abraham.
I stopped complaining, being cynical and making sarcastic jokes about the situation. I was trying to find good things that I could be grateful for. I was reliving my prettiest memories. I was looking forward to the adventures that were ahead of us. I was reassuring myself that this was just a temporary thing, that I am lucky to even be on this flight, to be able to watch movies and eat snacks, and cross many miles completely effortlessly and amazingly quickly. I was grateful to all the staff, engineers, and everyone who had made this trip possible for us.
Soon I felt much better and the situation didn’t seem as bad anymore. They were just seats. We sat in them until we had reached our destination. There was nothing more to it because I didn’t let it be more to it.
On our way home, we were given separated seats on the overnight flight from Chicago to Europe. My first reaction: anger. My second reaction: tears. My third reaction: overcoming my emotions and looking for a silver lining. I had been spending every second of the day with my husband for the last two weeks. It would probably even do me some good to be separated from him for 8 hours.
When we boarded the plane, I was already at peace with it. I was given a seat in the last row next to a sweet older lady. She started chatting with me (Americans are so incredibly friendly) and eventually I mentioned that my husband was sitting in the front. She immediately said she wouldn’t mind exchanging her seat with his as long as it was an aisle seat (which it was!).
It wasn’t long until my husband joined me in the back row and I kept thinking Thank you, thank you, thank you…After it all seemed like I got the worst seat (again), it turned out to be the best on the plane.
In order to attract good things into your life, you need to feel good. To feel good, you don’t need to do anything specific or go anywhere physically. You just need to experience something with your mind that feels good (better yet, AMAZING!). You can simply sit on the couch (or an airplane) and make things happen. Positions where you can’t do much else but think are perfect for creating your life on the spot (while waiting, standing in a queue, trying to fall asleep, relaxing, resting, commuting, taking a bath, doing routine jobs like washing dishes or ironing)!
When you fall into a downward spiral of bad emotions, the sooner you get out, the sooner your situation can start turning for the better. Never give up. Even when it feels like something is already set and done, your way of thinking and how you feel IS STILL INFLUENCING IT. When all hell is about to break loose, your positive thoughts can still help you make the best of the situation, even prevent or elude it. It’s never too late.
You can find amazing techniques about how to think positively and feel good in Ester Hicks’s book Ask And It Is Given. Recommended!
Thank you to my FB buddies for your warm-hearted welcome! It’s good to be back!