Baby I’m A Rich Man

I have to tell you, I’ve been very blessed. I’m 47, I’m in excellent health and I am continuing with a workout regimen to get me ready for the Baltimore Half-Marathon on October 13. I’ve got some great websites running (,, and, to mention a few), and I am surrounded by great, great family and friends, both online and in my local community.

It’s an awesome life, and I love what I do as a writer, a teacher, and a presenter.

In the midst of all this, I have been doing a lot of reading on Law of Attraction. Some of the biggies I’ve been reading (and rereading) are Rhonda Byrne (she wrote The Secret) and Mike Dooley (Manifesting Change, among others).

Here’s the bottom line: If you ask for it, if you believe in it, then you are going to receive it. The Universe works in wondrous ways — moving and shifting — to provide.

Don’t believe in it? That may be why you are not getting what you want. It’s constant positivity, dwelling on what you want as if you already have it (“I am grateful for being so wealthy!” instead of “I hope someday that I am not this poor.”).

I’ve been practicing this, and I totally buy into it. 100%. There’s no turning back with this one. It’s either all-in, or all-out.

So, I’ve been focusing on being grateful for being so abundant in wealth, thinking that I am already wealthy, and that the doors are wide open to receive more wealth. I asked. I believed.

And in the past week, I received.

The first delivery came in a simple text message from a colleague at the University where I teach. It was brief, simple, to the point: “A second online class opened up. Want it?”

Double my adjunct income? Yes, please. Thank you very much, Universe.

I was giddy with excitement how this was working. I know some of you might say that this is all coincidence, but I believe otherwise.

I also believe the Universe has a sense of humor.

This morning, following a rather excited round of grateful writing about abundance in my daybook, I headed out for my morning run. When I was about a half-mile in, I noticed money ahead in my path — and lots of it.

I couldn’t believe how this wealth was raining down on me ever since I started really embracing the Law of Attraction. I picked up my pace and soon found myself surrounded by bills — $10’s, $20’s, even a few $500’s.

It was all too good to be true.

I paused long enough to grab a few of the bills in my hands and throw them into the air, laughing the whole time. A complete bankroll of Monopoly money was scattered all around me!

I guess I’m going to have to be a little more specific in my Asking… and specify real money for now on!


3 thoughts on “Baby I’m A Rich Man

  1. Rus, This is great! I had to giggle at the end…of course! I believe this goes with living life as an optimist and not the pessimist. We can always find the silver lining in everything that happens in life if we choose to. Much like you, I am blessed with a life full of wonderful family and friends, not to mention the four legged friends and family as well! I love my work…every bit of it. It is a part of who I am, and what a great way make a living by doing something that you truly do love to do. Volunteering as a pet therapy team with KPETS is another part of my life that I love doing. I am giving back to the community, and helping as well. Ok, well maybe it’s not all me, but my dog’s do the most of it…LOL. I love the presentations to help children learn to be safe around dogs, seeing their eyes light up when they finally “get it”. I know you know that look…

    But honestly…If we all look hard enough, and it isn’t really that hard, the glass is always half full with many blessings each and every day!

    Thanks for the reminder!
    Big Hugs and Love you ❤


  2. Love that twist at the end… and YES, it is still a sign of abundance and wealth in your life, even if it is monopoly money. I LOVE the way the universe works.


  3. Love the ending, too, and also the whole piece. I believe that we do need to be grateful for everything we have – even just in that we increase our abundance.

    Thanks for the thoughts and your great post!

    A MWP friend,


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