I feel an urgency to write this story…
I’ll be writing an entry soon (will link to it here) about a recent workshop I helped put together as well as attended for my own enjoyment. At this workshop, I created a “SoulCollage® Card” which I am calling my “Abundance Card.” It was the largest card I created that day, and it basically illustrated my desire to be blessed with material wealth. I’ll take what God dishes out to me, of course. If this means having just enough money to feel stable, great! If it means being blessed with enough money to share with others, even better! Hands from heaven poured down golden coins in my image. I have placed it in our TV/play room where I can see it most often, trying out that ole “Law of Attraction” theory!
Well, I’ve had this “Abundance” card displayed for over a week now. One expected small check has come in the mail, but no surprises until yesterday afternoon. I picked up my kids at daycare and happened upon a cute little scene: My daughter’s best friend, AJ, had a modest crumpled handful of carefully folded dollar bills, and he was giving them out to his friends. He gave one to my daughter, Rose, and realized he had accidentally given her two folded together. Then he turned to me.
Looking up at me with innocent eyes, he said, “Mrs. Fedan, here’s one for you!”
There was no way that four-year-old boy could possibly know how he touched my heart. I thought I would cry (as I’m doing now as I type this story). AJ knew nothing of my financial concerns. The truth is that one dollar IS a big deal to me — nothing to be sneezed at. Things are THAT tight these days. But a dollar is also a big deal to a four-year-old (like a $20 bill would be for a grown up). I knelt down on the floor in front of him, and he placed the folded bill in my hand.
With moist eyes, I said, “Oh, AJ… I don’t think I can take this from you.” I placed it back in his hand and touched his little fingers. “But how about you take this home and put it in your own piggy bank?” I gave him a great big bear hug.
The dollar image I have shown on this post is the dollar AJ gave to my daughter, Rose. When I scanned it to use for this post, another interesting thing happened — I’m not sure how. The color ended up extremely dark, and the white of the bill appears GOLDEN in color (remindful of the golden coins flowing down from those heavenly hands!). I tried scanning it a second time, pressing down on the scanner cover, and it didn’t make a difference.
“It’s a sign,” I muttered to myself.
“You have to live spherically – in many directions.
Never lose your childish enthusiasm – and things will come your way.”
~ Federico Fellini (1920 – 1993)