It all started one day last September when I heard my favorite classic rock station ask, "Would you like to win a trip to Las Vegas?"
To which I instantly replied to whoever could hear me, "Well of course I would, are you nuts?"
The announcer then proceeded to explain that several times during the week they would announce the contest and you had to be the tenth caller in order to get your name in the drawing. Then, on a specific day in October, you had to be listening at a specific time and if your name was drawn you had ten minutes to call them up and claim your trip.
I thought about it for a few minutes, imagining myself winning, and how much fun it would be for my Sweetie and I to go to Vegas. I hadn't been there since I took my daughter for her 21st birthday and that was over eight years ago, and he had never been to Vegas at all. It was definitely time.
So right then and there I decided that was for me. I wanted to win the trip to Las Vegas.
I immediately started to prepare.
- I checked my calendar to make sure I didn't already have something planned for the date of the trip. (The radio station had a specific date you must take the trip.) I didn't have anything scheduled so I wrote it in. "Going to Las Vegas"
- Then I put the date in my phone calendar with an alert to remind me to be up early on the day of the drawing so I could be listening and prepared to call in when they drew my name.
- Next, I contacted my nephew to see if he could run my retail shop while I was away.
- I got online and ordered a free copy of the Las Vegas Visitor's Guide. So I could start planning my activities right away.
Each time the radio announcer gave the cue, I started calling, and calling, and calling. It actually took me about three weeks before I was finally the tenth caller and my name in the drawing, but I was in. I felt so confidant I would win, every time I heard them announce another contestant's name, I just thought about Vegas and how fun it would be.
The Wednesday morning of the drawing, I got up early and tuned it. Sure enough the DJ announced, "A**** Miller you are the winner and have ten minutes to call us and claim your trip". WHAT?? A. Miller? I'm Kathleen Miller. Hmmm, I must admit I had a moment of disappointment.
Then suddenly, I got really excited because I realized, I was only half a name away from winning. I know it sounds crazy but I actually jumped up and down in excitement because I was so close. That meant the Universe was working on it, it was on the way! I celebrated the closeness of the match.
After that, I just let it go. When my Vegas visitor's guide arrived in the mail, I looked through it still thinking I would love to take my Sweetie to Vegas. Who knows? All possibilities exist.
A couple of weeks went by, the weather turned colder, and it was close to the date I had marked "going to Las Vegas" in my calendar. I admit, I felt kinda down, and a wee bit cranky when I saw it right there in print, in my calendar, reminding me I was not the winner.
Knowing that what I am feeling is what I am vibrating and attracting, I knew I needed to find some way to shift into "a better feeling place". So I decided to go home from work, relax, kick off my shoes, sip some hot coffee, (it was already snowing here), and enter some online sweepstakes while listening to Christmas music. I just love Christmas music. It always makes me feel good. So for about the next hour, that's what I did. It felt like inspired action.
I subscribe to a sweepstakes newsletter online, so I entered for all kinds of things. Cars, trips, computers, cash, etc. I find it lots of fun to enter because there's always the possibility you may win. I love that feeling, hopeful and full of possibilities. After all, you have to enter to win.
I went on about my routine after that, never giving it anymore thought. Then Wednesday, Dec 12th, I received a phone call to verify that I was indeed Kathleen Miller, birth date, etc. because I was the grand prize winner of a trip to Las Vegas!
Am I excited? Absolutely! Am I surprised? Did I just get Lucky? Not at all. Why? Because, I was really clear about what I wanted. I had imagined how much fun it would be and vibrationally aligned with that. I prepared to receive it, and took inspired action. I didn't let not winning the trip from the radio station shift me back into "reality", I celebrated the closeness of the match, instead.
The Universe delivered back to me what I had visualized, even better. I get to choose when I want to go.
Way to go Universe, that's the way I like to roll!
Have you ever won a vacation? Tell me all about it. I love inspiring stories.