I have a friend that I have known for many years who owns a small business where he works for himself. He has his challenges like we all do with making a living, navigating relationships, raising a family and living life with all its ups and downs as best as he can.
He works many long hours serving the people who come into his little shop and regularly helps people in many was, often giving things away and providing work or assistance for people in need. I have seen him continually strive to be positive, learn and grow. He has helped raise a couple of children and one is just graduating from high school this year and looking to get into the best university possible. His sons both have worked at their father’s shop through the years and done many things to earn their own money for school clothing and other things they wanted.
Universities, as you know are, expensive. Good ones tend to be more expensive. My friend wanted his son to get into the best university possible and he unfortunately does not have nearly the income that would allow him to pay the tuition and living expenses of even an average university.
I had many conversations with him about this process long before his son graduated from High School and began to apply to the various universities. Exploring all the avenues he could think of he still came out with far less finances than the University and living expenses demanded for his son.
His son works very hard at school, studying long hours, and he is an athlete. He has chosen a less popular high school sport and excelled in it through the years. He won several awards in competition and showed great promise. He was offered small scholarships from a couple of the universities he applied to.
Watching this young man grow up I am continuingly impressed with how kind, bright happy, caring and intelligent he has become. There is much more I could say but will be brief for this story and move to the conclusion.
My friend continued to do all he could to figure how to assist his son get into the University that was really the best, not necessarily the least expensive. From a logical point of view, or from an accountant’s point of view it was hopeless. There just was no way to pay for it or really borrow the money necessary to make it happen. However, they did not give up hope or stop searching for some possibility that might make this dream come true.
One day, a couple of months ago, as my friend was working a man he had never seen came up to him and asked if he could speak to him about his son. Being busy and working alone in his shop my friend said no and that he had to leave immediately after work to buy supplies for his store. He told the man to come back later and talk with him another day. The man insisted and said it would be very brief. So my friend reluctantly said he would give him a couple of minutes to hear whatever he had to say.
This stranger said he liked how my friend’s son was so dedicated to his sport, was an exceptional young man and heard he wanted to go to a University to pursue the sport and continue his education. He had also heard that it did not look possible because of their lack of money.
I love this story! It is a real-life example that illustrates there is so much more happening behind the scenes of this great “play” we are living that we call “life”. The Universe will support us in unmanageable ways when we stay true to our desires and do not give up our hopes or our dreams. It shows us that help is available, from very unexpected sources, often when we least expect it.
When we act out of love for something that inspires us, or for someone we care deeply for, trust that the Universe will arrange for amazing things to happen that might seem impossible for someone who does not trust in the mystery of life.
When you are in alignment with yourself, you invite the Universe to bring to you all that you desire. The Universe loves you unconditionally and will give to you what you focus on. What are you focusing on? Is this what you want more of in you life?
Wishing you Much Love and Gentle Unfolding into the Divinity that You Are.