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!