TBT – Car Show

I shot this image at one of the classic car shows when I was in Tucson. There were so many fascinating models, but this one stood out for me. I’d absolutely love to drive it. Woo hoo!

And yes, the bear would have to ride shotgun …

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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This or Something Better

Are you wanting to manifest something in your life? Is it tangible? A thing or things? Is it a new home? A new car? More money? If it’s any of these things, write it down!!! But don’t be so specific that it limits the Universe in giving you what you want. And always add this or something better.

I’m a big fan of the Universe. It’s a vast field of potentiality. So today, I want to share with you one of my many experiences with how it bestows blessings upon all of us.

Years ago, living in southern CA, we wanted to move back to AZ, so I wrote down the kind of house I wanted to live in there. It had to have lots of light, a sweeping view of the Catalina mountains, in a nice neighborhood with fantastic neighbors, and most of all, we had to feel good living there. The kicker was that at the end of my description I added this or something better. (The Universe being the benevolent benefactor that it is, I trust in it completely to know better than me and my mere mortal thinking).

We made the move back to AZ and ended up renting a house until we could find just the right one to purchase. We found one. It didn’t match what I had written down, so I thought we’d have to settle for it. But most of all, it didn’t have the feeling I wanted. Then (drum roll, please) just about a week later, one came up that matched my description perfectly. When I walked in the front door, it took my breath away. There was the wow! sweeping view, a house full of light, and many other ‘something betters’ that I had not even written down.

The seller was asking much more than what we wanted to spend, but I knew without a doubt that if we were meant to have it, a way would show up. The ways and means materialized in such a synchronized fashion that it was truly miraculous. I’m smiling right now from ear to ear as I think about it.

But that’s not the end of this story. I also wrote down that I wanted to be a Cadillac driver (for some reason I’ve always liked them).

My Mom called one day and said, “My neighbor is selling her Cadillac. Come look at it.” I explained to Mom that we already had two cars and didn’t need a third. Resistance? She convinced us that we should just come up there and look at it. We did. We ended up buying it. So I became a Cadillac driver. That was fun!

But again, the story doesn’t end there. The lady we bought it from was a phenomenal woman, one whom we became dear friends with. Love her! She was selling this car because she was buying another Cadillac from a friend of hers. So we asked her when it came time for her to sell that one, to please give us first chance at it. She did. So …. we had not one, but two Cadillacs.

Lesson? Never, ever limit the Universe and its power to provide This or something better.

If I can do this, so can you. Write it down! And then trust the Universe to show up.

Here’s the story in a picture. The house and both Cadillacs. Grace on the left. Lady Pearl on the right. (Yes, I named them. Haha!)

Okay, I have to go now. Lots to write down 🙂

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

TBT – Kit Car

It’s Throwback Thursday again. Time sure seems to be speeding up, doesn’t it?

I took this image back in 2012 for my 365 challenge. I don’t know for sure, but I think it’s one of those kit cars. Sure looks like one.

If my brother was still alive, he would know. He was such a lover of cars … anything with wheels. This one’s for you, Mike … XOXOX12.19.12.streetrod

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

TBT – Model A

This is REALLY a throwback Thursday for me. When Daisy and I were out walking the other day, I noticed this vintage (some would say antique) Model A  Ford tucked away in a driveway.

I wanted to talk to the owner of this wonderful old car but no one was around. So I photographed it with my phone camera. After I did that, I simply stood there and remembered the times my Grandpa would come driving home after a hard day’s work at the Union Pacific Railroad in his Model A. I would hear him coming and as he turned the corner to come down our street, he would slow way down so I could hop on the running board and hitch a ride to the house.

Such sweet memories of those wonderful childhood years I had with him – a wise and loving man, indeed. I will track down the owner of this Model A and find out more about it’s history.

This one’s for you, Grandpa, with love.

oldcar Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

Just Acting

My grandson is in a video produced by his high school showing the tragedy of what can happen when someone drives under the influence of alcohol. (He is acting the part of the drunk driver).

We’re very proud of him for doing this, but I must be honest and say that it shook me up and made me sad to see him like this, even though I know he was just acting. There are far too many tragedies that ensue when someone drinks and drives, especially when the choice can be made to hand over the keys to a friend or call someone to pick you up. I only hope that everyone who sees this video will think twice before drinking and getting behind the wheel of a car. Namaste’

The Bug

No, it’s not the creepy crawly kind.  It’s a VW Beetle, or as it was always known back “then” – a Bug.

I saw this in the parking lot the other day of my local supermarket and just couldn’t resist snapping it with my phone.  Had some fun with post-processing.  Namaste’

Does it bring back any memories for you?

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