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How to Trust the Universe.

Okay people.  We’ve had this talk before, and we’ll have it one more time.  If you think about doing something and don’t do it; if you are in a job you hate and do nothing about it; if your life is unhappy and you do nothing to change it…  This makes The Universe sad.

It’s where the saying “be careful what you wish for” comes in; now you’re saying ‘but I didn’t wish for anything!’ but NO, that isn’t true.  You are opposite wishing; just like the kid who does bad things, bad attention is better than no attention, so The Universe is going to grant your wishes the best it can since it doesn’t have much to go on.

Why do I bring this up today?  CAUSE I DID IT AGAIN.  You would think I’d learn.  For a few months now I’ve been wanting to change some of the things that I have subscriptions to, even little ones that I don’t think about since they come up yearly and I have forgotten about them then they show up on my card and I think “crap, I totally forgot about that.”  I think “It would just be easier to cancel my card and start over than to figure this all out.”

A month goes by as I do nothing.  I get a call last Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. (really? 7:30 a.m.?) from my bank letting me know that my debit card was on a list of cards that have been ‘compromised’ by some un-namable merchant, and they have shut it off and are issuing a new card.  In the mean time I will have to use my checks.

I know I have a check book somewhere;  I’ve seen it.. not recently, like in the past two years, but I know it’s here somewhere.  (7:30?).  I’ll have to go to the bank and have them print some checks for me to use in the mean time.

Now, since it’s the end/beginning of the month, it is when lots of autopayments come through. Monday I start to get emails that payments are failing, and I haven’t gotten my card yet, so I just wait it out. I get my card on Tuesday, but it says I have to use my PIN number to check my balance to activate it; I have no idea what my PIN number is on purpose so I don’t get cash out and spend it!!!   Now what?

And how embarrassing is it to forget how to write a check at the grocery store only to have the girl at the register who is younger than my purse say ‘that’s okay ma’am, we fill it all in automatically.’  Oh my god.

So here it is today, check the mail and still no pin number.  I call the bank and they said ‘oh, you just use your old one.’  AAAAHHHH!!!  (I was in the car but had pulled over as I always do when I am on the phone while driving, so the scream didn’t cause any accident.)

Then she said ‘Oh, if you just need it activated I can do that over the phone; hang on….  All done!’  Sheesh.

So.  The moral of the story is, when you are thinking about something that you decide might be a good idea to do, either do it or decide it is fine the way it is; don’t let The Universe make your change for you unless you ask with specifics built in!!  The Universe truly only wants to see you happy, and it thinks it’s doing you a favor, even though the panic you feel at the time is certainly not what you need.

Time to evaluate a few other things in my life and see where else I might get blindsided if I’m not careful….

Have a wonderful weekend!


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