Dateline: Cave Creek

Thursday, Aug 11

The mongo monster machine has arrived! As predicted, it dominates the living room. (Yes, it’s a big house, but there doesn’t happen to be a good place for eleven feet of gleaming steel.) I got it unlocked and running, all by myself, and this morning, I did my first four minutes. I didn’t give myself a chance to procrastinate: I prayed, peed, and got on the machine. I mean, we’re talking about four minutes here. No excuses allowed.

While journaling, it came to me what a lesson in manifestation this machine represents, and the insight is worth passing on here. I first saw this behemooth in Psychology Today, many years ago. I wanted it, big-time, but the price (nearly $15,000), stopped me cold. Impossible, I decided. I was still raising my daughter then, and even though I was successful by anybody’s standards (except maybe my own), I was still a single parent and I had my back to the wall most of the time, financially and in almost every other way.

I’ve been blessed, and things are a lot easier today, but let’s face it, fifteen grand is still a CHUNK o’Money! Especially for an exercise machine, when a person has a history of buying every machine known to man and infomercial, and then leaving it to gather dust. This was a major decision, and the money wasn’t in the budget. Now, I have it.

What was different? Here’s what came out of the journal.

1) I made a choice.
2)I focused on what I wanted, not on the obstacles.
3) I believed I could find a way, that God would carve a path where there wasn’t a path. (God runs the Department of the Impossible, you know.)

And now I am the proud owner of a magnificent 4-Minute exercise machine.

What do YOU need to turn over to the Department of the Impossible?

Take it from there.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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