Many stories have been shared about the power of visualization and dreams coming true. Our first house had an uncanny resemblance to the one on our vision board created two years before we purchased our home. Saturday, however, it happened on a smaller scale.
A few weeks ago, I talked to my friend, Noreen, an expert seamstress, about making me a jacket. We talked about design and style, and it seemed like a good beginning. I’d even gone on to Nordstrom.com to check out styles and colors and found a blazer in red that was just the style I was seeking and sent Noreen a picture of it.
Last Saturday, while visiting friends in San Diego, I commented on the beautiful red blouse Leslee wore saying, “I don’t have anything red in my closet. I need something red to enliven my wardrobe.” The sun warmed the day and a group of us decided to take a walk on the beach and maybe grab a coffee. After a short walk to the beach, the wind and high tide moved us quickly on to coffee. Exiting the café, we noticed an outdoor market across the street. Coffee in hand and wanting to extend our walk, we crossed the street and meandered through the stalls of clothes, antiques, and memorabilia for sale. Leslee and Sue called to me. They stood at the end of a clothes rack sporting a red blazer, just like the one in the picture. This one was new, not “pre-worn” and completely lined. It was linen not polyester another plus. The girls held my purse and sweater as I tried it on. It fit perfectly and was just twenty-five dollars. The seller guided me to a full-length mirror to inspect the fit. Mouth agape, I stared at this jacket that a few weeks earlier had just been an inkling, an idea.
I continue to replay that day’s events in my mind. Within a month, a jacket, the perfect color of red, in a fabric I preferred, and a fit that surprised, I ponder the power of thought, the value of intentions, and the playfulness of the Universe.