Well, with a deep sigh and a prayer, I mailed off my Mac iBook this week to be repaired without having been able to backup the last 3-4 weeks of data which included dozens of hours of work on two different books, and no telling how many emails that can't be replaced.
But despite a week of effort trying to find someone who could access the hard drive without voiding the service agreement, I declared, “All is in Divine Order, so I'll flow with what's flowing, " and mailed it off.
My lesson is in trusting in the perfect order of this Universe we live in while ‘tying my camel’ as much as possible by writing explicit instructions to the repair company to not mess with the hard drive unless absolutely necessary and by calling them to verbally deliver the same message.
In the meantime, I'm continuing to do my gratitude work, being thankful for:
+ That the Ibook was still under the repair contract (by 2 weeks), + That I do have a backup G3 Macintosh which has allowed me to stay in the game and on purpose, + That I've had an explosion in creativity this past 2 weeks, creating 2 new fr. ee teleclasses complete with participant notes, and follow up ‘purposeful presents, + And that, God wiling, my iBook will be back from the repair shop within the next week with all the data intact.
I'm also thankful for the flurry of new speaking opportunities, new participants in the upcoming Living the Fulfilled Life Foundational Programs, and new clients that have stretched and challenged me as a coach, as I trust I've also stretched and challenged them.
And on this bright and beautiful Saturday morning I'm particularly grateful for the return of warm, sunny weather after a week of cool, wet weather.
And, my next thing to be grateful for is that I find the perfect birthday present for Ann before her birthday on Monday. And that's my next mission right after sending out this ezine.
©2005 Brad Swift of Life On Purpose Institute, Inc. This article can be reprinted freely online, as long as the entire article and this resource box are included.
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