It was about 6:30am. I got up from my chair to take a break and walked over to the pantry to grab a cup of tea. Just like any other day, the myriad of voices and conversations, both in the exterior world and the internal minds, controlled the surrounding area. Suddenly, in the midst of all that chaotic noise, I heard a soft, yet strong voice, call me, “Excuse me, ma’am?” It was a short Afro-Latino guy, around his 50s, who I see from time to time cleaning out the coffee/tea area, standing in front of me with a shy, but yet, an excited look on his face.
He than said, “Hi, I just wanted to let you know that, after what you told me, to keep thinking positive, and imagine myself already living with the answer, two days later I got the $100 that I needed. So thank you!”
My face looked a bit surprised since I did not recall the actual conversation, but I knew that it sounded like something I would say. What I was practicing, and have being doing for quite sometime, but was not aware of it, is being impeccable with my words. I began reading The Four Agreements about a week ago and realized that I tend to speak that way often. When I do the opposite, most times, it is because I am in need of nurturing. Words have the power to either create or destroy. I was so glad that I was able to use my words to help someone change their thought process towards being positive about a particular situation. I believe that, even if he did not get the $100 he needed, just to channel that energy of positive thinking, would bring him some type of joy.
I smiled at him and said, “That is great! I am so excited for you and I am really glad that you took my words to heart.” He smiled back and shyly walked away. As he was turning the corner and fading away from all the commotion, I called him and said, “Hey, thanks for sharing that with me.” He smiled one last time, noded and then disappeared.
Have you been impeccable with your words? Was there ever a time that you experienced something due to positive thinking? Would love to hear below.