“And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
-Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Sometimes the universe conspires to inspire you.  Make sure you don’t miss the universe speaking to you.  I was planning to do my usual stair climb of 4 to 7 flights at the beach.  After my 4th flight I suddenly notice these hash marks on the concrete at the top of the stairs for the very first time.  Someone obviously counting their flights on another day.  I had passed them numerous times before without ‘seeing’.  I took this discovery as a subtle challenge and encouragement that I could do more.  Today, I did 10 flights, 1560 steps.  My personal best.

On the way back to my car, I met Frosty (68 years young) who just finished his 7th bike ride across America.  After speaking to him I am inspired that I can do even more.  Thank you universe for encouraging me in such delicate ways.  I saw “the most extraordinary things” that were placed in my path.  Grateful!

This blog contribution is from Helen DiZio, Lines In The Sand participant and wise member of the universe.