When you wear contact lenses, you need to visit the Eye Doctor every two years, in order to refill your prescription. A few weeks ago when I inserted my last pair of contacts, I heard myself having a not-so-nice conversation in my head that sounded something like this:
“That STINKS that I have to pay a doctor $100 to tell me my vision hasn’t changed and I still require the EXACT same prescription. It doesn’t seem fair! Grrrrrrrrrr……”
Knowing that my thoughts and feelings determine my vibration, and that my vibration determines what I attract into my day, I knew I needed to change it up. Being any degree of angry or annoyed was not going to help me or anyone else. So I gave myself a little talking to that sounded something like this:
“Come on now… It’s not the doctor’s fault. I’m really lucky that my vision is as good as it is and that my contacts are so comfortable. Whoever invented contact lenses was a genius! It’s great that my schedule allows me the flexibility to make this appointment when it’s convenient for me. I’m so happy the kids don’t have to wear glasses. We all have great eyes. We’re so fortunate….”
I’m sure you can see the obvious difference in those two dialogues. Now imagine the difference in the vibration, or energy I was giving off when I shifted my thinking. So here’s what happened:
I went to the appointment expecting to leave with a clean bill of visual health, six month’s worth of lenses and about $200 less in my wallet. When the receptionist asked if I had insurance, I told her I did, but it’s the type of plan with a high deductible, and since I’m never sick (more gratitude!) I was certain the visit wouldn’t be covered. In fact, I had no intention of even submitting the charges. She offered to check with my Insurance Company while I saw the doctor. I said “Oh no, that’s OK, but thank you.” She pleasantly insisted, so I gave her my card.
I saw the doctor, received the news I was expecting and went back to the receptionist to pay. She said “OK, that will be $12.”
“I checked with Aetna and you have a $5 co-pay for the visit and they give you $100/year for lenses.”
Well, she might as well have told me I just won the lottery, because that’s how excited I felt. I will agree, $188 is a far cry from winning millions, but the vibrational rush of the unexpected surprise just made my day! I clearly saw it as a $188 gift from the Universe and I gratefully received it.
As I drove home, with a big smile on my face, I remembered a line from the Abraham-Hicks meditation tape I had listened to that morning.
“The fastest way to bring more wonderful examples of abundance into your personal experience, is to take constant notice of the wonderful things that are already there.”
This visit with the Eye Doctor was a perfect illustration of that statement, and it still makes me happy just to think about it.
I’d love to hear your story of an unexpected gift. Have you ever found money in an old jacket or pair of jeans? Did you get an unexpected refund from someone? Did you get to the register and find out the item you were buying was on sale? When this happens, do you view it as a gift and allow yourself to get excited? Really excited?! I hope you do, because that’s a sure way to keep the gifts coming. 🙂