Do you believe in signs? I don't want to get all mystical on you, or get into any kind of debate here...just wondering do you believe there are signs when you're on the right life path? Little clues to let you know which way to go?
It's okay if you think I've got a hole in my head. I'm not asking you to believe. In fact, if you wanna flip over to another blog, I shall not be offended.
I receive signs all the time. They're subtle, and you have to be paying attention, but they are there.
Before I met my husband, I met a string of men who were (a) in the service (b) from the Midwest or (c) had the same name. Along came hubby who had all those things. It was like everyone else was a rough draft.
Before we bought this house, we looked at a LOT of houses. At the time we didn't realize it but, we looked at several houses for sale in our current neighborhood. It was a trip settling into the new house and looking around, "Hey, didn't we look at that house? And that one? And THAT one?"
Now when I notice a string of coincidences, I try to find the bigger meaning.
Which brings me to my writing tie in.
I am writing because the 'voices' told me to. I believe if I put forth my best effort I will get published because why else would the voices want me to write?
My sign: On my TENTH day of blogging (such a newbie), I entered Sarahwithachance's epic contest and won lunch with the fantabulous (when fantastic and fabulous are just not enough) Janet Reid and Suzie Townsend. Seriously, what are the chances of THAT? It's a sign I tell you. (By the way, 10 is my lucky number and my birthday 10-10)
Don't confuse signs with obstacles. Things won't always land in your lap. You'll have plenty of work to do and hardships to overcome. But there are always signs that you're on the right path.
Did a blogger make some random comment that really reverberated with you? You know, the thing you really needed to hear but no one knew to say it? (sign).
Did you run across a book with an eerily similar plot? (Don't get mad! It's a sign. You have great ideas!)
So, if you read this far, I'm assuming you believe in signs, too. What signs have you received? Did you recognize them or were you in denial?