Posts Tagged ‘synchronicity’
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
There is a lot (I mean A LOT) of mega, road, sewage, water-line work being done on the roads in the area where I live. Much of it is occurring directly outside my living development; as well as a quarter mile up the road. The community was notified and pre-warned of long delays. Sometimes, it’s a 10 minute wait while traffic is slowly allowed through one-lane driving.
Being human, not everyone deals with it well from day to day. I am human. I can honestly say I got annoyed twice, during the process. Then, I have to laugh at myself. I have used different Outlook Shift Engineering (LAFOLOT.COM Style) processes to help me adapt. One of the highlights was riding down the road (having to drive slowly, anyway) – and holding one of my PINWHEEL STRESS RELIEVER TOOLS out the window as I drove. This helped me, and may have helped folks waiting in in the long, stopped line of traffice, heading in the opposite direction.
TODAY! As I turned a corner to pass the 2nd of two roadworkers who hold the SLOW and STOP signs on a pole – the TIMING WAS PERFECT!
I happened to be the last car through the line that was being let through the single lane of traffic. The temperatures have been in the mid-40s (fahrenheit) – so it’s been chilly for the road workers to stand outside.
As I turned the corner to encounter the 2nd road worker – STOPping the traffic coming in the opposite direction; I saw him standing with his head down and back to me.
THE TIMING allowed me to:
1) Roll down my car window
2) Quickly call out: ‘AWWW… DON’T CRY.’
3) The road worker heard me, LIFTED his head, SMILED as he said: ‘IT’S A BAD DAY.’ (But, the break in his routine from my comment and noticing, allowed him to put a SMILE on his face.)
About an hour and one half later, I was heading back in the opposite direction to return home.
THE TIMING WAS PERFECT! There was no one in front nor behind me on the road!
1) I was able to electrically roll down my PASSENGER side window, this time.
2) Driving slowly through the construction zone; I was able to PUT ON MY CLOWN NOSE!
3) I ‘JUST HAPPENED’ to have 2 PINWHEEL STRESS RELIEVER TOOLS on my passenger seat!
4) I HELD THE PINWHEEL OUT THE WINDOW – wearing my clown nose – and handed it to the road worker!
5) HE REMEMBERED ME … HE TOOK THE PINWHEEL … HE GOT A BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE …
6) As I continued on and looked in my rearview car mirror – I SAW HIM HOLDING IT, BLOWING THE PINWHEEL, WITH A BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE!
WHAT TIMING! PERFECT TIMING! A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY to be able to ‘take the TIME to TURN someone’s day around!’
HA HA Helen of LAFOLOT.com – happy to be able to make-up for the TIMES I wasn’t smiling going through the construction zone.
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Seems like when you fall into a slump – an angel comes along, and uses their wings to lift you up!
I’m coming ‘out of the dark’ – so to speak – having sold my condo, but it took me to a really precarious place, financially! *hee hee – nervous laugh!
When I went out to ‘network’ today – a friend’s new hair salon is having their grand opening, today – RETROCUTS – New Cumberland, PA … Got some great networking information and contact names!
I came across a license plate on a car that ended with -1222
I thought! That reminds me of my late dad’s birthday! February 1922
I then saw the license plate parked DIRECTLY next to that car; it started with the first 3 letters: DAD!
What are the odds? 2/22 DAD! He was always proud of his 2/2/22 birthdate!
When I walked a little farther up the parking lot lane – I saw a white-haired, senior woman looking a little concerned, near her parked car. I asked her if she had locked her keys in her car? Turned out she was only checking if she parked within the lined space. She then said: ‘It’s been a rough month, had to get more work done on my car, and new tires – that I wasn’t expecting!’
I smiled and said: ‘I hear you! I’ve been in the same space! But, I just saw two cars with license plates of 222 and DAD. I think the message is DON’T WORRY – I’M LOOKING OUT FOR YOU! I think everything is going to work out for you, too!’ She smiled.
I got into my car, and the time on the digital car display was: 12:22 (same as the first license plate I had seen!)
I turned on the car radio, and the new HOOTIE and THE BLOWFISH song was on: ‘I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU!’
THANKS, DAD! MESSAGE RECEIVED, LOUD AND CLEAR! I see you are HANGIN’ OUT WITH THE ANGELS, NOW!
He passed on 8/11/2000 – very appropriate to have the middle number add up to 2 and the year, as well! 22
Isn’t LIFE interesting …
Ha Ha Helen of LAFOLOT.com
Shaking my head in ‘wonderment’ *hee hee hee
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
There’s something about getting a ‘gift’ tossed your way unexpectedly when you’re dealing with a lot of stress! Big Thank You of GRAT-I-TUDE (one of the things I teach that I need to learn) for an AH! MAZING! moment – WHERE? AT THE GAS PUMPS!
My tank was on empty, we had a couple ‘dumps’ of snow last evening and earlier in the day; I have a mother and sister in nursing and hospice care -
so what do I encounter when I finally get out to fill up my tank?
A man stops and smiles after paying for his fuel. He says: Are you a speaker? I answer ‘yes’ and ‘smile’ as I see that he’s noticed my magnetic car advertising.
To make a long story short – in addition – I’ve haven’t been able to keep up with my business handlings as well as I would have like; due to a lot of family needs surfacing (relocating my mom, closing down an apartment, closing out an assisted living apartment, etc.)
WHAT? Do I find in the small container I keep on the floor near my passenger seat (for business supplies) – A FULLY PACKED PAMPHLET about what I do! Miracle of Miracles! So he got to take a lot of information with him; in addition to what I shared face-to-face.
Somebody is watching out for me through all the ‘not fun stuff’ going on (which is one of the things I teach – how to work through or should I say RIDE through, more easily!)
AH! MAZING! Oh! Yes! and due to my radio commercial station forgetting to contact me regarding continuing my AD – they automatically offered me a FREE WEEK of Advertising!
AH! MAZING! Go figure! I certainly DO Live Life in AH! MAZEMENT! Have to shake my head side to side and smile and laugh over this day and this week!
AH! Yes! I can’t forget to mention the DRIVE MYSELF HAPPY moment I encountered, when I stopped at a shopping plaza parking lot; afterwards, and saw the license plate: JOYN-LIFE ‘Joy In Life?’ or ‘Join Life’ – no matter how you SEE it; it was a message gratefully received!
Full of it – GRATITUDE and AMAZEMENT, that is!
May you find – amidst some of the ‘overflowing piles of laundry of life situations’ – that you are being entertained by angels, unawares.
Highlighted Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT.com
Just in case you need a smile – I’m sharing one with you right now.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Wow! What a day of Xtreme, Xtra-special Synchronicity!
After 3 attempts, my MOBILE LAFOLOT – HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR event produced visible success! YES! The backed-up, rush hour traffic gave me plenty of willing participants with whom to share Healthy SMILES and some LAUGHS!
I even sold a ME! T-shirt to a local business man walking by; as well as had a DRIVE THRU inquirer to WHAT was I ALL ABOUT?
The irony about the drive thru soul was; he was taking a balloon home for his teen daughter’s birthday; and had just come from a work event where they received t-shirts that had the words: KEEP SMILING written on the upper back!
I gave him a Stress Reliever Pinwheel, my TIME TO LAUGH game sheets (one for his teen daughter) and my SMILE Campaign game sheet.
Some folks rolled down their car windows to share a big, bright smile!
Some folks smiled, waved, nodded or beeped as they drove by!
It was WONDERFUL, HEALTHY interaction for their drive home after a day at work or school!
THEN! Here’s the Xtreme synchronicity part! I had stopped at a local grocery store earlier in the day to get approval to Camcord – Grocery Aisle Dancing – for The Levity Project’s latest micro-movement. I specifically asked if a fun, fan, cashier worker named ‘Anika’ would be working that evening. The courtesy desk wasn’t sure but said I was welcome to come back.
XTREME SYNCHRONICITY! As I had on my turn signal to turn left through non-stop, busy traffic to get to the store – an SUV stopped and a hand waved at me to ‘go ahead’.
After I turned, the SUV followed behind me into the grocery store parking lot.
I found a PERFECT close parking spot near the entrance and the SUV had to park farther away. I got out, opened my back car door to get out some LAFOLOT Smiley Face Bookmarks to give to anyone who would be willing to DANCE WITH ME in the AISLES. I also had my camcorder with me.
As I closed the car door – who is walking towards me in the parking lot?
ANIKA! The fun, fan, of LAFOLOT Cashier! She was NOT in her work clothes!
I LOOKED IN AMAZEMENT! I said: ‘I can’t believe this! I came here SPECIFICALLY to find out if you were working!’ I said: ‘It’s GREAT you aren’t in your work uniform so there are no restrictions!’
I explained the project to her and she was ALL FOR THE GROCERY STORE AISLE DANCING. I asked her if she minded if it was just the two of us if we couldn’t find anyone else? – No problem! [Here's the video!]
XTREME SYNCRONICITY NO. 2 – She was with her dad! He didn’t want to dance, but he agreed to be the videographer!
HOW PERFECTLY, SYNCHRONISTICALLY, BEAUTIFUL WAS IT ALL?
My wish is that you – AND I – can see the BEAUTY of SYNCHRONICITY in ALL days – no matter what!
Blessing to all that come across this blog -
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Truly – Living Life in A-MAZE-MENT!
Live Life! Laugh Often!
Monday, September 6th, 2010
also known as SYN-CHRO-NIC-I-TY hee hee hee!
I cut it out, placed it on my bright yellow t-shirt to see how it would look -
Walked over to my stereo to turn on the radio -
the song: ON THE WINGS OF LOVE just started with the line … “JUST SMILE FOR ME AND LET THE DAY BEGIN…”
I walked into my bedroom and the digital clock noted: 9:16 [HA HA Helen's TIME TO LAUGH!] Looks like GIG short for Giggle!
What a MAGICAL, SYNCHRONISTICAL moment!
enough said – I’m smiling…and giggling.
Live Life! Laugh Often!
Spread those SMILES by the MILES!
Drive Yourself Happy!
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
I’ve already written a few blogs on my DRIVE YOURSELF HAPPY campaign. Well, today’s SYNCHRONICI-TEE boggled my mind; made me more alert while driving and brought a laugh out of my mouth and smile to my face!
I had just finished making a SPECIALLY designed t-shirt for my niece who is on her Cross Country Team. I found out this past year, that it is abbreviated XC.
So, when she excitedly posted a message on Facebook about XC I was creatively inspired! I made a t-shirt for her that notes:
I placed the transfer on a grey/athletic t-shirt and had it with me in the car so I could get some lunch first, and then take it to the local post office.
Well, as we all know, our minds can wonder while driving; hence my Drive Yourself Happy campaign, to AWAKEN drivers. I get to a major intersection, and I start to ‘drift’. I suddenly look at the driver’s license plate on the car in front of me as the light turns green! It starts out with the first three letters:
How SYNCHRONISTIC and XCeptional, XCiting and XCellent was THAT!
Gotta LOVE the Snchronici-TEE!
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Live Life! Laugh Often! and Drive Yourself Happy, Awake and Alert!
[this blog can also be seen at VIBRANT NATION by: Helenoflafolot]
Friday, May 21st, 2010
It’s been a day of discoveries and surprising prosperity!
I started out the day balancing my checkbook and discovering a $10 subtraction error; then still showing a $21.21 difference in MY favor! This was interesting, because the numbers 12 and 21 have been appearing in my daily transactions a lot, lately!
I then gathered together some books I no longer needed and drove them over to donate to my local library; for a book sale they are having in June. Before I drove to the library, I stopped at a business to check in with its owner about a future workshop. I found a note on the door that the owner was at a meeting, but luckily, when I turned around – a person I knew who recently called to refer me to a possible future speaking gig was at the Stop Light near the corner, where I was standing!
I called over a Hullo! and we exchanged a few words, the light changed, and I left smiling at the synchronicity!
I then headed to my favorite Thai Palace restaurant for lunch. I was a little bummed out, because of having left so many magnetic bumper displays there, which get taken, but I never see them on the cars parked at the restaurant. Well – I thought too soon!
I went to sit in a booth and a group of 3 adults and a toddler were sitting in a booth back and to the right of me.
The little girl was fussy and started to cry (which is OK with me, that’s what kids do!). I instantly pulled out one of my ‘REFLECT A SMILE’ popsicle sticks with a little round mirror on the end. I use it to market one of my talks, my smile campaign and my website.
I asked the ‘mom’ if it was okay to give the little girl one? She nodded, okay. When I gave it to the little girl, she was all smiles! I also gave her one of my yellow, Smiley Face bookmarks.
Well what do you think happened? The mom said: ‘ARE YOU THE LAUGHTER PERSON whose advertising is out on the business card board?’ I said ‘Yes!’ She responded how great that was, asked me what I do, and her husband and friend affirmed they’d love to have me come over and host a Laughter Party! I asked them if they minded me talking to them since they were eating, they said no, not at all! They wanted to start having more ‘meaningful’ parties at their home with guest speakers.
I gave them a mini demo of what I do, then I sat down. The little girl’s mom then let me know that she had seen my advertising around the area, at other places, that I was becoming well known to them and that I was almost embedded in her mind! (WHY? was I worried about not seeing my magnetic bumper displays!)
I told her I also teach Good Hearted Living re: Compliments and Kindness. I told her: ‘You made my day! You gave me the gift of a compliment and the kindness to share your appreciation of what I do!’ I said: ‘That is priceless! Thank you!’
We went about finishing our meals and said our goodbyes. I then stopped at my local grocery store. I’m always looking for restrooms and had too much Iced Tea to drink so I ran to unload! ha ha Last time I used this store’s restroom, I found over seventy five cents on the floor! So, when I entered, I exclaimed – ‘I am prosperous!’ I looked down, no money. ha ha
So I went about my shopping. I had been wanting to buy three new litter boxes and had been having trouble locating them at the grocery stores. I also didn’t want to spend a lot of money due to downsizing and being in the middle of saving money for my move to lighten up my expense load. I couldn’t find the litter boxes in the pet supplies aisle. I finally asked the speedy checkout clerk. A young guy in ‘plain clothes’ (not in the store’s uniform) asked what I needed, when the girl I asked wasn’t sure. He took me to the pet aisle and I explained I hadn’t found any there. Then, I looked UP and saw them on a very high place. He announced, here they are; and they’re only 1.97 each! I said, ‘Well! At that price, I can’t pass it up – give me three!’ I then asked if he worked there. He noted he was a night shift employee. I said, ‘Well thank you so much for your help, HERE HAVE A BOOKMARK!’ HA HA
He laughed. I said, ‘I ‘ll let the manager know how helpful you’ve been.’ I said, ‘Sorry I don’t have more than the bookmark to give you!’ He responded, ‘Hey! It’s more than anyone else has given me today!’ We laughed.
I went to the checkout and let the girl know how thrilled I was with his assistance and that the cat litter pans were only $1.97 each! Well! She was on the ball! I didn’t even notice. She stopped me after I self-scanned two of them. They weren’t coming up at $1.97.
To make a long story come to a close (ha ha), she discovered they ‘were’ on sale but for $2.51 bonus buy with the store’s club card – which I had. So, 2 other cashier clerk supervisors later, I ended up getting one cat litter pan for FREE (for my troubles) and the other two at $2.51 each (normally $2.98)! I asked for a customer comment card, and put all their names on the card, giving them credit for their SUPER SERVICE!
So, I guess I was right after all! I AM PROSPEROUS AND WEALTHY! Clear out the emotional and physical clutter and open yourself to the gifts waiting to come your way in Speaking Gigs, discounts and Free Items!
Have a day full of surprising, magical discoveries!
Highlighted Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Live Life! Laugh Often!
Live Life in Amazement!
[this blog can also be seen at Vibrant Nation under blog name: Helenoflafolot]