2012 was a great year. 2013 has been promising as well, filled with numerous opportunities to present a positive message to students all over Utah. I've visited numerous elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. I post my schedule on my website www.whatareyouthinkingbook.com.
I've loved every minute of the opportunities that have come my way this past year. However, my busy schedule has had some regrettable side effects. I am becoming more absent minded and forgetful than I've ever been in the past. Perhaps it is just getting older, but I'm forgetting small details such as "Where did I leave my jacket?", "What did I do with my favorite ear rings?", or "Where did I put my phone?"
This week I was perplexed as to where I had left a favorite black belt that I enjoy wearing with many outfits. I called multiple schools to have them check their lost and found stash. I called stores where I've shopped recently and asked them to check their dressing rooms. I even posted misplaced items on facebook hoping someone had found a few of my things.
I was becoming very frustrated over my lost belt, a belt I have had since 1993. Yes, twenty years! It was expensive when I bought it, and it has served me well. It still looks new. Yesterday my husband said, "Have you visualized finding it?"
"No, I haven't. What a concept!" I replied.
As I fell asleep last night I imagined the belt in my hands. I lived the emotions of how happy I am that I could wear my belt again. A few hours later, this morning in fact, the mystery was solved. While getting dressed I pushed the hangers around in my closet and found it concealed under a knitted scarf that was draped around a hanger. I was thrilled to find it. I couldn't believe that I had missed it. I had scoured my closet no less than four times looking for that belt this past week.
Tonight I told my husband it was found. He said, "Where was it?" I told him I had followed his advice. I'd visualized finding it and found it this morning in our closet.
It is refreshing and wonderful to realize that we can tap into inspiration by simply calming down, taking a deep breath, and allowing ourselves to imagine success.
He is already softly snoring, oblivious to my typing right next to him on my laptop. Since I'm the one that generally lies awake for hours trying to solve all of the world's problems before morning, it appears its time to visualize a good night's sleep so I'm prepared for tomorrow's presentation at at Bountiful Stake Woman's Conference.