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How Did Marilyn Start Her Business? A True Tale of Synchronicity and GuidanceViews: 503
Nov 17, 2007 8:05 am re: How Did Marilyn Start Her Business? A True Tale of Synchronicity and Guidance

Sherry Sword
What a day! A Christmas to remember.....

Your plea for him to leave you your business items reminds me of something that happened to me.

I was living in Newark, NJ in a literally 'marginal' neighborhood just one house away from the border of affluent South Orange. I worked in NYC and was leaving my house at noon to walk to a bus stop a few blocks away on my way to work. As I stepped out my front door, I saw three young men walking down the street who looked like they had no particular place to go. My 'instinct' told me to go back inside and wait. But I was late, so I ignored my feeling and pressed on. They were in front of me as we all turned the corner, but they began to walk slower and slower so that I had to pass them. I smiled brightly and said hello as I passed in front of them, thinking that would surely render them harmless. My 'street smarts' were screaming at me, and I wasn't listening. I was in a hurry!

After just a few more steps, I heard them break into a run as they knocked me down hard, grabbed my purse and ran. I had no credit cards and very little money at the time. All I could think of was the new pair of glasses I had just bought. I shouted after them, "Could you please just leave me my glasses!" Of course they kept running and never looked back.

But several days later, I got a call from the post office. Someone had shoved my bag (glasses, wallet -- minus the small bit of cash I was carrying -- drivers license and all) into a mailbox. The postal worker found my number among my things and called.

In essence, instead of throwing my bag in the trash, they mailed my glasses back to me!

I also learned a valuable lesson about respecting the plight of those young men, and the danger they posed. I learned to protect myself, for their sake, and my own. On that day I could have shouted angry epithets at them as they ran away, but I wasn't angry. Something in me was wiser and knew what to ask of them. And they got it.....and answered my plea.


Sherry Sword
Author of "How To Be Perfect"


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