When things don't really go the way you want, you get angry, lonely, depressed and, some of us, get crazy. I felt all of that, I became all of that. However, one fine afternoon I suddenly had an epiphany. Epiphany means "a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new way". I remember my uncle used to say that there are already so many successful people in the world. All we need to do is to follow their ways and we will be successful too. It simply means, we don't need to experiment on trying to do stuff and see if it works, all we need to do is to emulate them. Just like in mathematics, the same factors give the same product.
So, how do we make life give us what we want? One of my favorite authors, Rhonda Byrne, said that we should fill our dominant thoughts with the things that we want and not the things that we don't want. She is already a successful person in her field, so I will follow her. I must admit, I had a hard time convincing myself to think, all day long, about the things I want. Naturally, as a normal human being, we tend to think of the things we don't want. I managed to shift my line of thoughts and somehow I learned. Which is one of the reasons why I wrote this article.
My wife and I never really had the perfect proposal "will you marry me" drama, we had like "let's get married because the baby is here". Applying my new acquired knowledge, I promised myself to always think about buying her a nice ring and doing the momentous proposal. Take note, this was 3 years ago. The proposal still didn't happen as of press time but I'm going to tell you is how I bought the ring.
My work lets me travel every month across the globe for which I am forever thankful to God. I get to go to different airports and take numerous airplanes. Duty free magazines are always in front of me during my flights but I never really mind them. But two weeks ago, I was "suddenly" interested to open the pages and scan. It's like someone whispered at the back of my ear and said "open the magazine". Oh, sounds creepy. My wife's birthday was coming up so I was trying to find her something as a present. And there it was, a nice watch with a set of earrings. I was happy I found them because they are not that expensive, but the best part is that they also come with a ring! A lovely ring. If you connect the dots, I now found my proposal ring plus many more. It was offered to me by an unknown force.
That unknown force occurred to me again when I reached London. I reached the Heathrow airport at 12 noon but I reached the hotel around 3pm, the immigration was full packed with people. I wanted to go to central London that afternoon to watch a musical. However, I never really felt like going, it's like not really in the mood, so to say. I tried to buy a ticket to a musical online but I found out that the tickets are way too expensive if you buy it near the schedule date. So, I decided not to go. I just stayed in the hotel that afternoon, ate at McDonalds in the evening and went back to my room and slept. Last November, I was so energetic to see London but this time was different, I lacked the energy.
The next day, I woke up early so that I can go to central London and take some pictures, my hotel was in Gatwick by the way. And when I arrived at the train station I learned that the ticket was 25 or 30 pounds because it was peak hours, I was so disappointed because if it wasn't peak hours, the ticket would be like 12 or 16 pounds only. Huh! So, I walked back to my room feeling sad. London usually has grey clouds in the sky and rains most of the time, and this is winter time, so the sun sets around 4-5pm, it made me feel sad with all the gray sky and the cold air surrounding me. When I reached my room, I slept again and then prepared my things for my next flight.
I later learned that my flight was delayed for 4 hours so I had the chance to stroll around the duty free area at the airport. I was looking at the perfumes and this lady came up to me and asked me if I would like to see some of their promotions. Of course I would! Then she showed me a whole shelf full of buy one get one perfumes! Is this for real?! Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Jean Paul Gaultier to name a few. To make this short, I bought one, and got one! Before I started to travel, I told my wife that I would buy a perfume for myself because the one I had is already empty. It was all in my mind during the start of my travel and now I have it plus one!
|London bridge / Tower bridge|
Now, I understood why I was not allowed to go to central London at that time, why I felt not in the mood to go and why the tickets were so expensive and why the flight was delayed. It brought me to my perfumes. Life really gives us what we want but there is a catch, you have to think of what you want and making it your dominant thought. And that unknown force, the one that guided me all throughout my travel, it is called God. May the force be with you!
London was also in my wish list, and now I travel here almost every month.