Always Expect More

12 Apr

Last night, as we were heading to bed, my little one said to me, “I’ve got fifteen dollars.” I smiled, knowing that the pennies, nickles, and dimes in her coffee can probably did not equal fifteen dollars, then replied, “No. You’re gonna get three million dollars.”

So let’s fast forward to today—a few minutes ago, actually. I was sitting at my computer typing a blog that once again sounded great in my mind (but was just awful onscreen), while listening to the encouraging stories of teenaged entrepreneurs on the tv show Biz Kids. My daughter was sitting on the floor behind me going through one of my purses. She was fully entertained because I had smaller handbags inside the big purse she was investigating. After a while, she discovered some change in one of the pockets and began saying, “Fifteen dollars, fifty-six….” I thought it was adorable. I smiled at her and continued typing away at the computer. Then, she began to bring me various items she discovered and place them on the table before me. “Here, Momma”—she placed an old Mary Kay make-up sample in front of me—”fifteen dollars.” Then she ran back to find something else. She came again, shoved an old receipt at me, “fifteen dollars,” then ran away. Finally, she came back and handed me an envelope, “fifteen dollars,” she said, and ran off, again. I flipped it over, wondering if this time she really had discovered some money. I quickly opened it to see what was inside. To my surprise, it contained three million dollars!

Million Dollar Bill

Let me explain. A few years ago, I was watching The Secret—a video about utilizing the Law of Attraction to create a better life—and doing various things to apply its principles. In an attempt to keep reminding myself that resources could come to me unexpectedly, I copied and printed several fake million dollar bills, put them in envelopes, and mailed them to myself. The envelope my daughter found was one of these, and it ironically contained three million dollars, the exact amount I told her last night that she would receive!

Now, I don’t know how deeply you feel me on this—and, no, the money is not real—but, to me the message is clear that there is some kind of power in our words, especially when we believe. When I told her last night that she would receive that money, I meant it. I expect great things to come from her in her future so I believe that one day millions will be minor money to her. I didn’t, however, expect it to “happen” so soon! 🙂 Of course, when this happened I had to tell somebody who I knew would “feel me “on how powerful (and weird) this all was. So I instantly called my dear friend, and fellow blogger, Danielle Navonne. As I was telling her this amazing story, I noticed that there was something written on the inside of the envelope, and I will leave you with this powerful thought,

"Always expect more."

"Always expect more."


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8 responses to “Always Expect More

  1. kickips

    April 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Oh Marlene, i just LOVE synchronisities <3!

    Keep believing :), I have a feeling that first comes nothing, then comes … nothing. And THEN comes MORE! And it feels so lovely that something "even better" can be right around the corner.

    And I just have to share a story with you. I moved to our capital, Stockholm, last summer and started applying for jobs, six of them to be exact. I went to three interviews and once during this time when I was meditating I got a clear picture of myself behind a counter … Exciting. I was very closed to getting a really nice job … but then in the end they went with another applicant.
    And so I found this unique chain of hotels in the Old Town in Stockholm and when I stepped into one of them I saw a very special counter … Need I say I got the job? I have been working there for almost six months now (but not full time as I am still studying) and it is absolutely lovely!

    Love, light and blessings to you and your daughter!


    • mdillondesigns

      April 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks Kicki and congratulations. It seems that the greatest test for one who desires to inspire is to remain inspired yourself. It is my daily journey, but the moments allow for renewed hope and comments like yours are definitely a huge pick me up. 🙂 Thank you for your comments, some days they are life to me. 🙂

  2. Danielle Navonne

    April 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Im so glad you shared this story! I definitely think it’s a powerful one. I have to continue to remind myself of the power in my words! Thanks for sharing

  3. sheevi

    May 14, 2012 at 2:37 am

    wow..i agree to ur words..there lies a power in our words and in our they say dat when u actually, whole heartedly want something,the whole universe conspires to give it to you..

    • mdillondesigns

      May 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you Sheevi. It was (and is) a great reminder for me, as I had drifted a bit from the Laws of Attraction. I definitely agree with you, and appreciate your comment. 🙂

  4. munchow

    July 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Of course there is power in words! I love this little story. Thanks for sharing.

    • mdillondesigns

      July 31, 2012 at 5:32 am

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate your comment. 🙂

  5. cliffordcoull

    September 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Nothing surprises me anymore … We really are all one.


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