My Vision Came True
I’m so excited that my vision came true! Well, one of them did. I created a vision board a few years ago. One of the goals I had on my vision board was to go skiing. Filled with gratitude I can say I went skiing for the first time a few days ago. Woot, woot!
What is so magical about this experience is that I didn’t do anything to achieve it. It’s one thing to put something on your vision board – say a trip to Paris – and then go buy a ticket to Paris. It’s a completely different thing to have no foreseeable opportunity to achieve your vision and somehow it comes to life.
That is what my experience was. I’m a black girl living in Texas. Nobody in my social circle is going skiing. In fact, a few years ago I tried to get my friends to go on a ski trip that is held every year in January. No bites. So this dream of going skiing rested in the back of my mind until now.
Here’s how it happened: There was a business conference hosted in Salt Lake City, Utah. I thought about going, but didn’t give it serious consideration. Two people asked me at separate times, “Charlene, you don’t want to go to the conference?” After the second person asked I thought, “Let me look into this.” I reached out to my contact at the conference. They ended up giving me a free ticket to the conference. All I had to do was arrange a flight and hotel. To top things off two days of skiing was included with the conference registration!
This is what makes this experience so special. I thought about going to the conference, but I pushed it to the back of my head. I thought the timing was wrong. Not one, but two people asked me about the conference. I started to reconsider going after the repeated promptings. A few back and forth emails later I got a free ticket that included skiing! I almost did not get the vision. I almost missed it, but the universe, God, lined things up for me and then pushed me toward it.
My vision came true out of no where. I didn’t plan for it. I didn’t research ski resorts and price out the trip. I didn’t save for it. All I had to do was to follow the recurring messages (asking me about the conference) and buy some ski pants. That’s it. I’m so thankful for the experience. I had a great time, I caught on fast and I can’t wait to do it again!
The lesson here is to have a vision. I am really big on vision. The bible says,”Without vision the people will perish.” We can debate about the meaning of that scripture, but I believe it’s true even in this context. Everyone needs a vision. If you don’t have one I encourage you to create one. Whether it’s on a visual board like the one I have above, in a journal, or just tucked away in your heart have a vision for your life and watch it come true. It might not happen right away. I created my vision board two years ago and I just went skiing two days ago. It will take time, but it’s worth it.
What vision do you have for your life? Have you ever experienced something you wanted coming to fruition through no effort of your own?