Tuesday, October 25, 2011
How To Get Checks In The Mail...
Recently, I have revisited positive thinking and gratitude. Yes, the vision boards and the laws of attraction and all that mumbo jumbo. It's been talked about on Oprah and even a best selling book called The Secret promoted these ideas. It's basically a theory that promotes using positive or negative thoughts to attract positive outcomes in your life and relationships. Positive thoughts yield positive outcomes.
I know. It's a little strange, but don't laugh yet!
I figured it was worth a shot. What could it hurt? So there I sat, projecting positive messages about getting "checks in the mail" instead of bills. I wasn't out a lot of time or money- just a few thoughts.
Over and over I repeated, "Checks in the mail. Checks in the mail. Checks in the mail."
Yesterday, I got my checks in the mail!
Here's where you can cue your laughter. I promise it gets funny and as a friend kindly pointed out, "God has a sense of humor".
A package of blank checks sent by our local bank arrived in our mail box. A nice package full of check blanks, deposit slips, and a little bill. I received 100 freshly printed checks in the mail.
I hadn't ordered any checks. The husband hadn't ordered any either. We had just restocked this summer. We were perplexed and wondering where these checks had come from.
I know they didn't just materialize out of thin air, so I called the bank.
It turns out that I included a cancelled check last week when I made our deposit, because I was out of deposit slips. I wanted to include all of our account information to make sure our money was properly credited.
The teller assumed I included the blank check to order new ones.
I got my checks in the mail and a nice $30 price tag.
I needed to remind myself of positive thoughts. So I guess, even if it did include a bill, I got "checks in the mail"...