"As a child, you trusted that every wish uttered into a sparkling nighttime sky would come true. As a child, you had the clarity to see possibilities, unencumbered by rational thought. You were able to trust in the future without reservation.
At what age did you conclude that wishes were merely childish things? Who told you to "grow up" and robbed you of your dreams?
Let’s reclaim your childhood faith in wishes, and let’s take it one step further to believe in yourself. Believe that if you wish for something, it can happen. Believe that you can be the “somebody” you wished you could be. Believe that you can change something about yourself that doesn’t satisfy you.
When it comes to wishes, maybe it’s time to stop being such a grownup, time to return to that state of mind when imagination allowed you the absolute freedom to ask for the impossible, the impractical, and the inconceivable. As adults, we call it prayer, visualization, or focus. But from a childlike mind-set, it’s just wishing.
There is a powerful correlation between wishes and winks, because when your wish comes true or your prayer is answered, it sometimes comes in the form of a coincidence - a wink from God."
The excerpt above was taken from the God Winks website. I posted it because this book has been a wonderful little read, one that I have referenced so many times over the past few years. Its short, just 162 pages, and its light and thought-provoking. Its a great little gift for a friend, loved one, and by all means, for yourself!
Its also a great CONTEST giveaway!
I've talked and talked about this book, and now I'm giving one away! Read the instructions below to enter this super, duper easy contest!
Here's the 'skinny', its easy!
There's two things you must do to be entered into the contest. The first is that you must be signed up to receive news from BwhoUR. This is easy! All you have to do is this:
1. Send a blank email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org After you send your blank email to the address, you'll get an email back to confirm your addition to BwhoUR. Just click the link provided and that's it!* * if you already receive the BwhoUR newsletter, you are already entered! The second requirement to enter the contest is to leave a comment here on the blog.
2. Since its NYE, you must tell us the single most important Resolution that you want to achieve/conquer/resolve in 2009. Leave it in the comments!* * if you read this in a RSS reader, you may need to go to the actual website to enter your comment!
Can you believe how easy that is? EASY PEASY!**
Contest will end on Thursday, January 1, at midnight CST. On Friday, January 2, I will use Random Integer Generator to generate a random commenter as the winner! I will post the winner on Friday at which time he/she can email me with their address to receive their FREE COPY of WHEN GOD WINKS!
As you ponder your Resolutions for the New Year, please know that its been a real pleasure to have you reading my blog in 2008. Through your comments and your emails, I have learned a great deal about you, about me (!), and I've made some new friends. I sincerely appreciate the fact that you read my blog and enjoy my often nonsensical ramblings. I wish you the very best of everything for 2009 and will continue to work hard to provide you with often humorous, thought-provoking, and sometimes unusual content to read!
Happy New Year! Don't forget to enter the contest!