“Do you have a hat yet?” she asked.
“No, but that’s on my list of things I want to bring.”
“I have one if you want to borrow it – a hat just for hiking. And the best thing about it?” She cupped her hands like she was holding a balloon, then brought them closer together. “You can squish it up and put it in your bag.”
This seems to happen to me nearly every day. Things, people, opportunities come to me. They come to you, too, if you start looking out for them – and believe that they exist.
The hat? That was my friend Elizabeth Anne who offered it. Remember the hike I wrote about yesterday? Well, did you wonder how I got from the end of my hike back to my car? Elizabeth Anne. She and a couple friends from my writing group just so happened to be taking a tour at Val-kill that day. They invited me to join them. I declined but said, “Hey – if I walk over there, would you mind bringing me back to my car after you’re done with your tour?’ They didn’t mind at all.
They picked me up and Madeline said, “I’ve got a lot of food at my house – leftovers from yesterday. Would you all like to come back and eat some of it?” Well yes. After walking nearly 8 miles, I’d love to! And also have the opportunity to spend more time with these lovely folks? My how I’m blessed!
I’m not usually one to quote the Bible. Nothing wrong with doing so, it’s just not something I find myself doing very often. But there’s some good stuff in there.
What this all brings to mind is Matthew 7:7 which says something along the lines of, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Those words always appear in my head in a song I sang a lot when I used to go to church. It’s a lovely tune by Karen Laffery.
“You get what you put out there,” people have said to me lately when I tell them of all my serendipitous moments. “The universe sends you what you need.” Indeed it does. Open your heart to it. See what comes to you. I’d love to hear about it:)