A Plethora of Piñata’s

An interesting bit of synchronicity happened today.

The family and I were on the freeway and I was joking about that scene from Three Amigos when El Diablo picks on his friend for not knowing what the word “plethora” means after he tells him he has a plethora of piñata’s for his birthday party. A minute later, what rolls by – a plethora of piñata’s!

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Even though I’ve lived in Los Angeles all my life, a city with a large Hispanic population, I can never recall seeing a truckload of piñata’s like this before.

Is this mere coincidence, the law of attraction, or God’s sense of humor?

Here’s the scene from Three Amigos. Cracks me up every time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mTUmczVdik

This photo is titled The Last Ride – the final voyage for these unlucky (is there any other kind?) piñatas before getting the hell (okay, candy) beat out of them by a bunch of stick-wielding kids while bystanders laugh and cheer. Look at the fear in the eyes of the two on the left. 

Mental Magnetism

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Every great thinker has said it, with only slight variations –

As you think, so shall you be. – Proverb

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Jesus Christ

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha

“We receive exactly what we expect to receive.” – John Holland

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.” – Richard Bach

“Take the first step in faith. You con’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Reverend Martin Luther King

“You possess the power of thought and the power of will. Utilize to the uttermost these divine gifts!” – Paramahansa Yogananda

Oh, and that quote by Albert Einstein up there.

We’ve all heard it before – we become what we think about all day long. Thought expands. We create our own reality. But how many of us live without doubt?

Tony Robbins called it “the law of mental magnetism.” Thought is everything. It’s what makes a little guy like Woody Allen a successful genius millionaire and a big, handsome guy broke – how they used or misused their minds.

I’m still getting a handle on it. I do well most of the time but there are times, usually in the middle of the night, when my mind becomes a bad neighborhood.

Keep moving forward. You’ll get there.

A song for you – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl6YdzuVb9I