I am offering an encore of this post of mine from last year. I hope it will inspire you, whatever your beliefs may be, for it is a powerful spell of transformation and abundance. It has been my own tradition on Christmas Eve for many years. Enjoy! – Beth
We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.
— Mother Teresa
This will cost between 10 and 30 or so dollars. More, of course, if you want. Start slowly if you wish, but I would not be surprised if, in coming years, the amount you decide to spend moves up and up. I know it really has for me!
It’s very simple. Here’s how it began. A number of years ago, by pure coincidence, I was shopping for a cheap shower curtain at one of those dollar stores, in a neighborhood I don’t usually frequent. It just happened to be the afternoon of Christmas Eve.
I couldn’t help but notice who was shopping in the dollar store toy department on Christmas Eve: people who were desperate; people who were scraping together everything they had for that last minute chance to make their children smile. People struggling against overwhelming odds.
Sure, maybe not everyone. But most. Without a doubt.
So, I got a crazy idea. I happened (oh, yes, just another coincidence!) to have a bunch of one dollar bills in my wallet. I surreptitiously pulled them out, and started tucking each one here and there among the toys.
Not so hidden that someone might not find them, but not too obvious, either. I deliberately skipped over the guns and violence-promoting toys. I didn’t stick them inside books, since I felt that the odds would be fairly low for that particular book to be picked up, and the money put to use. And, oh yes, I was also a bit concerned that my sneaky behavior might be interpreted as shoplifting, instead of shop-placing. So I was careful not to act too suspiciously.
After I planted my money, I paid for my shower curtain and left. I do not recommend hanging around to see the results. That would come much too close to stroking the ego. Plus, I believe it’s best at that point to hand the rest of the job over to Mystery.
In fact, I highly recommend the secrecy of it. I have only told two people ever about my annual Christmas Eve errand, until today [last year]. But I decided to share it with you, because wouldn’t it be fun if magical mystery miracle money started appearing in lots of places, on a day when moms and dads could sure use it.
Over the years, as I say, my investment has increased, and I include fives and tens when I can. I also have started placing some near the infants’ clothing, the kids’ coats, the shoes, and other necessities. I know that every dollar, even if it is only found much later by a clerk doing inventory, is well spent.
And by the time I walk out the door, I am the wealthiest woman alive!