Wednesday, March 4, 2009

“Within the Giving,” I Received…

I started out my day today by reading the following quote by Wayne Dryer : “It is within giving, we receive. "

So, I carried on with my day as per usual. Went to the gym, had lunch and attended my Son’s Basketball tournament where his team won by over 45 points in each of their three games. (A wonderful example of what Teamwork looks like.)

When I got home, I was feeling great so I quickly added to the Power Thoughts application I had made on Facebook. As I was matching the affirmation and the picture, my inbox popup thing came up with a note from a Mentor of mine…Andy Andrews.

He had sent a story he had written regarding the reason why 20 years before he totally transformed himself by making the simple decision, to be a person that people liked and wanted to be around rather than someone that they spoke negatively about. Similar to all of the things that I have read from Mr. Andrews, I enjoyed his note and wanted to share it… so I posted it on my wall on Facebook. It was a simple act of sharing and paying it forward. It was easy and most of all, I expected nothing from my action.

When I first stumbled across Andy Andrews, I was at a hotel in Vancouver unable to sleep at 3:00 one morning. So I thought I would see what was on TV, (I figured that I would give my hands a little rest from all of the typing that I had done up to that point.) After clicking over the “hotel” channel, the first person that I saw, was Andy Andrews. He was speaking about PEACE and Positivity…it was almost as though he was speaking directly to me… so I listened. When he was done, I went to YouTube and watched as many videos as were posted about him. I than added my name to his email list so that I could be kept up to date as to where on earth I could see him in person.

Today is where the magic finally happened. After I posted his note with a link to his site and his picture, I sent him a quick tweet…to let him know that I had shared his story with about 4000 of my closest FB friends. Moments later, I went to my facebook page and guess what was waiting there for me… Andy..and a friend request from him. What an honor for me.

Step one..CONTACT.
Step two… learning all that I can from him though his sharing.
Step three… Thanking him in person. (one day soon, our traveling paths will cross)

So, “Within the giving,” I received…

Most Humbly,
Marcia Johnson


You can learn more about Andy Andrews and all of his amazing books @

Stand for Peace


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