Slow down…

26 Mar

For five months our house was on the market. We probably picked a bad time, putting it on right before all of the holidays: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s, but it’s what we did. Finally, the thing we have waited for has happened.  We have an offer on our house, the inspection is tomorrow, and if we reach an agreement they want the house on May 2. Just five weeks from now.

A dear friend has been joking for months, “Hey, I love ya buddy, but you’re the only one of my friends I’d like to see become homeless!” He meant it as a wish for our house to sell, of course. Now, it feels as if we could become homeless;
the apartment we want isn’t available on the date we need to move.  We could always down-grade, of course. Or we could upgrade to a bigger and pricier unit. Or I could dig into my endless reserves of airy-fairy optimism and just…trust.

roadrunner keysAs I said last week, I haven’t ended up like Wile E. Coyote yet, so why would it happen now? I have always been able to create just exactly what I wanted/needed every other time in my life. And although there have been some sketchy moments (that’s a whole ‘nother post!) they always lead to something even better than I had imagined.

Call it God, Karma,  the Universe, call it “the field of infinite possibility”…I know from experience that when I ask for help, and demonstrate gratitude ahead of time trusting it will show up (and do my part, of course) it does.

I had a decadent lunch with my 90-year-old friend today. A statuesque, vivacious woman, she still works as a motivational public speaker and coach. Yes, at 90! She’s a font of wisdom, experience, and inspiration. When I told her how I was feeling, she reminded me that we often let fear get the best of us. We worry, and in doing so we sell ourselves short, down-grading our desires. Life is too short to play small, she said. Expect BIG!

So, Universe, you’re on notice! I expect everything to work out perfectly. In all of the “hurry-up” we will sell the furniture we need to sell, we will find new homes for the beautiful items we no longer need, and the right apartment will become available to us.

Beep! Beep!

XO Donna

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5 Responses to “Slow down…”

  1. Carole March 26, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    What great news about the house selling. I’m an optimist too- so I think it will all fall into place. Let me know when you can meet for lunch anytime in the next month or so.

    • oneoklock March 27, 2015 at 8:03 am #

      Thank you, Carole, for the booster shot of confidence!! I would love to have lunch – will send you an email! XO

  2. Gary Leggiere March 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Donna you are a winner, so have no fear about the future!

    • oneoklock March 27, 2015 at 8:06 am #

      What a wonderful compliment, Gary! I will remember that every time I’m tempted to freak-out! XO

  3. brendaladd78704 March 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    Very good, Donna. Congrats. Spring is the season of rebirth. Sending you oodles of light. xoxox brenda

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