Watch What You Ask For…. and Be Specific!

  • The Law of Attraction states that what we focus on will show up in our life.  The Bible teaches, “Ask and ye shall receive”. Recently, I’ve also learned that we also need to be specific.

    My office in our new home has become my sanctuary. I love being in the space, surrounded by artwork, photos, and mementos from friends and travels worldwide, along with a wall of windows overlooking a beautiful Montana forest.

    Over the past week I’ve been thinking about adding the color green to my office. Just yesterday, one of our upcoming Luminaries, famed astrologer and feng shui expert Ellen Whitehurst told me that I need to add more of the color green in my office space. I tried to imagine what green carpet would look like instead of the current sand color, or perhaps a hunter green ceiling rather than the pale yellow that covers the vaulted ceilings now.

    This morning I woke up to the new fallen snow, bounced out of bed and lovingly, gratefully and almost meditatively created an amazing green smoothie in my Vitamix. Kale, green grapes, handfuls of fresh organic spinach, an apple and a nectarine…. all blended into the most incredible, vibrant taste. Every cell in my body was bouncing with gratitude.

    I carried my breakfast into my office where I was excited for a Skype interview with an upcoming Luminary, a peacemaker in Haifa, Israel. Seventeen minutes into the call I excitedly bounced on the large ball that I use as a desk chair, and you guessed it…. the wires from my headset and my microphone caught my full 16-oz glass of green smoothie…. and I learned once again….watch what you ask for, as you might just get it.

    In the middle of my call, my green smoothie went sailing across the room. As the glass bounced on the sandy carpet the contents splattered the ceiling more than 10 feet in the air! Green smoothie went everywhere. My dreamcatcher mounted above my 7′ bookcase now had green spots. The walls, pictures, books and even the windows were decorated with green smoothie. Trails of green smoothie covered the carpet.

    As I was only half way into this interview and didn’t want to break the continuity of the flow, I acted like nothing had happened and continued on with my questions, trying not to laugh as I looked around the room. I’d gotten what I’d asked for.

    About 20 minutes later after I’d completed the interview, I burst out laughing as I surveyed my office. Just yesterday I’d wondered what green carpet would look like in my office… and even questioned if I should paint the ceiling green. My smoothie answered both questions for me at once- I like the sandy floor and the pale yellow ceiling much better than when they are green. More important, I like drinking the smoothie far better than wearing it!

    So, now that my office is back to normal, I’m off to go make another green smoothie- this one, to drink. The lesson that I will take with me is simple. When we ask for something in our lives, we need to be specific, because there’s a good chance we’ll get what we ask for. 🙂

    Gail Lynne Goodwin

    Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of, bringing the best inspiration to the world. provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter. Prior to, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, "Baby Come Back Home", Gail accompanied her daughter to bases in the US and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Carly performed for our troops. Gail and Carly created the 'World's Longest Letter' of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006. Gail is excited to present her latest course, Love in 21 Days, a step-by-step guide to finding love online. Love in 21 Days is founded on a logical process that has been tested - and proven! - by not only Gail, but also by students around the world who too have found love. Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana. Follow Gail on Twitter or Google+.

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