Expect Good Things

Each week, I bring you 4 gifts: 1 image, 1 quote, 1 idea, and 1 thing you might want to try, in hopes that they will encourage and inspire you in some good way. If this is helpful, enjoy! (And please share!)

I’m running a little late today, but nevertheless – here you go: your 11:11 for today.



Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
― The 14th Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Buddhist monk, religious leader


Long before I ever heard of the Law of Attraction, I believed that our thoughts tended to create our reality. I’ve always said that we get what we expect, so we should make it a point to expect good things.

Lately, I think this has gotten a little harder for some.

As the impact of Covid-19 continues, I’m beginning to hear even my most resilient friends talk about a kind of covid-fatigue setting in. The ongoing lack of human contact is taking a toll, and even the biggest introverts among us (including me) are craving the energy that comes from the simple act of being out in the world and among our tribe.

So what are we to do? How do we hang in for the long haul?

It’s not easy. Even though I have much to be grateful for personally, I too have my moments. So I’m getting through the days by paying attention to my heart, my spirit, and my thoughts. I pay attention to how I feel as I move through the actions I take, and the choices I make each day.

I still try to expect good things, and when I find them, I celebrate.

Sometimes, those good things literally appear on our doorstep –

like the shivering, half drowned puppy I found huddling in the rain outside my back step last week. She has, quite unexpectedly, become a very good thing, indeed.

Meet L’il Ms. Biscuit. She literally fit in a box that, previously, had been home to a teapot.


What’s on tap for you for the rest of today? Do you have a project you need to work on? A challenge you need to address? An opportunity you want to explore? A goal you want to meet?

Pay attention to how you actually feel as you think about whatever that is, and what kind of story you’re telling yourself about it as you do.

Do you expect it to be easy or hard? Do you feel a sense of expectation or dread? Do you expect it to work out well, or not?

If it feels heavy, try injecting a little playfulness into it. Like, “Hmmm… wouldn’t it be fun if THIS happened when I do that.” or “Hmmm, I wonder what super-cool thing is going to come out of this that I don’t even expect…”

And see what happens next.

You might even find a puppy on your doorstep.

Much love,

P.S. Next week, I’m launching a 7 week coaching event called the C2C Immersion, where we’ll work together week by week, turning courage into confidence, and ideas into action. If you’re tired of just talking about that super cool thing you want to do, know that you are being called to expand, and are ready to take imperfect action, consider joining us.

Hit reply for more the details. We start June 3.


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