Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Eat. Pray. Love. Help

Just jumped on the Elizabeth Gilbert bandwagon. If you, like I, have been under a rock for the past year or so, then allow me to highly HIGHLY recommend (INSIST) that you read her book "Eat. Pray. Love". Despite what the negative comments on Amazon say, it's phenomenal. I "get" her. She and I could be best friends if we ever met.

The post today takes its cue from something Liz did at the beginning of her journey. While driving through Kansas with a friend, she was inspired to write a petition to God to help her solve a huge problem. She shared it with her friend, who said, "I would sign that," then asked, "Who else would sign it?"

Thus began an hour-long call-out of names of folks, living, dead, related, not related, famous, family and otherwise, who were "signing" the petition to God. After each name, the other would say, "S/he just signed it!" After exhausting the list, Liz took a short nap. Ten minutes later her cell phone rang with astounding good news.

This book gives me shivers, did I mention that?

So here is my petition to God. I'm asking for reader help. Read it, and "sign it" in the comments. After you hit "submit" on your comment, say out loud, "I just signed it!"

Spread the word to everyone you know and send them over here to sign it, too. My goal is to reach 100 signatures. If I get there, I'm not sure what will happen—maybe a drawing or something, perhaps for yarn (of which I have too much).

Dear God,
Please intervene and help me end this period of financial trouble. I've failed at independence, and I'm failing those whom I love and who are under my care; and I'm failing those good-hearted people who provide me with the services and supplies that make our lives possible. This is causing suffering for me and for them, and it's especially unfair to the others to whom my troubles cause suffering, because they did nothing to deserve it. They experience it merely by association with me.

I realize I'm not the only one going through this kind of thing, nor is my situation the worst of all of them—but each of us makes a contribution to the overall economy that is integral to its structure. When even one cog is out of place from the wheel, the repercussions are felt worldwide.

It is my most humble request then, that You help me end this period of poverty, and restore me to good financial health so that I, my cats, my horses, and all of those to whom I owe money—as well as those whom I could help out financially—can have the chance to live comfortably and worry-free once again.

I thank You for Your kind attention.



At 6:56 PM, May 14, 2009, Blogger Sheepish Annie said...

Consider me signed! Hope it helps.

At 10:40 AM, May 17, 2009, Blogger becky c. said...


At 10:41 PM, May 17, 2009, Anonymous Heidi said...

Eat Pray Love is a terrific book! Whatever you focus on, you attract. Rather than focus on lack, try focusing on abundance. I highly, highly recommend. The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks.

At 10:29 PM, May 22, 2009, Blogger Karen said...

I signed it!


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