You may recall the old adage, “You get what you give.” If you put out negativity, you tend to get it back. Conversely, if you put out positivity, you tend to get that back. If you put out acceptance, you tend to get back acceptance. If you put out craziness, get ready for the circus.
The whole notion is that the universe is responsive and the way you operate in it is received and given back to you. If you examine your life and the lives of others you will see that what I am saying is generally true. I must say though, the universe pays particular attention to what I put out into it and sometimes it makes quite clear that I need to adjust my attitude.
Case in point – yesterday after writing about a need for mood forecasters and letting the universe know I was crabby, I received (within about an hour) an email from WebMD that included in it a link to a Mood Quiz. The goal of the quiz is to address myths and facts about moods based on the research.
The quiz is comprised of 13 questions about moods. I really wasn’t in the mood to take a quiz when I received the email from WebMD, but seeing as the universe had been listening so intently to what I put out into the world I thought it was the least I could do. After all, how many folks out there have the benefit of the universe being so responsive to them that they are contacted via email within the hour? I wanted to reinforce that individualized attention on the universe’s part so I took the Mood Quiz.
I failed the Mood Quiz. I only got 7 out of 13 questions correct. It cemented my bad mood. I closed the Mood Quiz window and landed back on the WebMD email which offered in a big headline above the Mood Quiz – HOW TO BE HAPPY. I wasn’t sure if that headline was there before I took and failed the Mood Quiz – I didn’t recall seeing it (it was all so Twilight Zone). I figured I better click on the link and read it since the universe was clearly very focused in on my mood.
The link took me to another quiz – the Happiness Quiz. The Happiness Quiz had 15 questions. I got 12 out of 15 right. That made me happy. Apparently I knew more about happiness than I thought.
I went about the remainder of my day knowing that I live in a sensitive universe that is apparently quite invested in my happiness. Today I am sending out thoughts about economic abundance and the value money has in being able to fund some of the good deeds I would like to do in the word – are you listening universe? I could do some fabulous things for the world if I won the lottery – and I’d be awful happy – go ahead quiz me.
Day eight hundred and forty-three of the new forty – obla di obla da