Manifesting Success Story – Gifts and Surprises

Manifesting isn’t always about getting those big desires to show up in your outer reality. It’s not always about getting the car or house or person you want to marry.

Some of my favorite manifestations are those “little” things. The things that matter to you but probably wouldn’t matter to anyone else.

In fact, I love asking the Universe for surprise gifts. Sometimes you might literally get a gift, and sometimes it’s something just fascinating that you observe in your world.

This happened to me this morning. But I’ll come back to that in a minute.

First, I want to tell you about this particular time when two gifts – one literal and one “surprise” – happened. They happened pretty close to each other.

A Little Backstory

First, let me give you a quick little backstory on how I even came into this manifesting lifestyle.

Like many people, it started when The Secret came out in 2006. I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon it, but it probably has something to do with Oprah.

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The original movie had Abraham in it. Abraham was cut out of later versions of the movie due to contractual disagreements, or something to that effect.

In any case, my version had Abraham. And had mine not had Abraham, I think my entire life would be completely different right now.

Anyway, I watched The Secret and it was powerful and I loved the information in that movie.


It wasn’t what really set me off. It was Abraham.

(I don’t totally want to get into who or what Abraham is here because it would take too long, but if you’ve been in the manifesting world for some time, you likely know anyway. And if not, and you want to know more, check out the Abraham Hicks website.)

I remember thinking about Abraham after I watched The Secret and I must have done a little research into them and I knew they had some books. I remember being at my job (that I hated and manifested out of my life, but that’s another story for another day), and I would go to Barnes and Noble for lunch and look at these books.

I was completely resistant at first because one of their books has this dove on it and it looks very spiritual and religious.

For whatever reason, that turned me off at that time.

So I left.

But then I went back the next day. Same thing. Rejected it.

So I left.

But that’s the thing with desires. You can’t just push them away forever. They always come back. And something inside of you pushes you to act on them.

I finally gave in.

I got this book. The audio version, just like this one.

I opened the CD, put it in the player in my car, and headed back to work. Let me tell you, I was immediately impacted. It was like a bolt of lightning hit me. I’m happy I went with the audio version because I don’t think the written version would have impacted me nearly as much.

I listened on the way home, on the way back to work the next day, on my portable player… I was vibrating so high that my body was physically uncomfortable.

This is when I put the information to the test.

Manifesting a Gift and a Surprise

Not long after listening to this CD, I asked the Universe for a gift. It came the next day. My sister-in-law brought us this cute little grill and you could store your condiments in it.

The surprise came not long after. I don’t remember the exact dates because it was so long ago. But I remember asking the Universe for a surprise and it came that night. My husband and I went to his coworker’s wedding.

At the reception, we were chatting with the other people at the table. This one woman was so nice and she asked if we had kids. We told her we had a son named Frankie. She said, “Oh, that’s funny. My sister has a son named Frankie.”

Then we said we had a daughter named Lia. She said, “Oh my gosh. My sister’s other child is named Lia.” I said, “Spelled L-I-A?” She said, “Yup!”

That, to me, was one of my most favorite manifestations. What are the chances of that happening? That we would be seated next to someone with a niece and nephew with the same exact names as our kids? It’s not like our kids are named Bob and Sue.

The chances are practically none. (That’s why chances and probabilities don’t matter. Always keep that in the back of your mind.)

I didn’t get anything physical out of that interaction. But dang was it fun to see how the Universe throws some shit together to make a surprise happen.

Back to This Morning

Let’s go back to what happened this morning.

I was taking my dog out for a little walk. The sun was just coming up and it was a beautiful fall morning.

Out of the corner of my eye, I see this tiny light in the grass.

It’s just pulsating. On and off. On and off.

I was so fascinated by this light!

You might be thinking, “What the hell kind of light is in the grass?”

It was a dew drop on a blade of grass where the sun was shining just perfectly that it lit it up like a tiny, but powerful light. I guess it was swaying just enough to make it look like the light was going off and on.

It was so neat!

To me, this was such an interesting thing to observe. I understand that you will never get the full scope of what I’m saying because you’re not the one who experienced it.

But that’s ok.

I’m just trying to tell you to look out for these little gifts in your own world.

Ask the Universe to surprise you and see what shows up. Test it out and see what you come up with.

And, if you feel good about doing it, you can leave a comment and share what you find below.

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