Me + the armadillo ~ A lesson in personal power
Ok, so it’s end of the school year and my daughter wants me to bring her teacher a metal, yard art armadillo (which is our school mascot). I’m thinking, “no Sweat”. Got $20 that says I can find one for that. My friend tells where she got her yard art, so I head out there to see what they got.
I find one, smaller than I wanted, but cute for $25. The guy who owns the place comes out and I tell him I only have $20 budget, what can he do for me. So, he offers the $25 armadillo for $20 cash. “Sold!” I say + tell him I’ll go get cash and be right back. Not 5 minutes later I’m back with my cash in hand and the armadillo grasped firmly in the other. I hand him the cash and he looks at me and says “$25”. I pause, thinking to myself, “wait a minute, He just told me $20 cash a minute ago, maybe he is mistaken.” So, I told him I heard him say $20 cash. He tells me “no, I know what I said and even though my English is not so good, I said $25 without tax”.
Yeah, so those two don’t sound the same, so something is up. Plus, I have a heavy feeling in my gut which is my “nope” meter.
So, what do I do? I check in and ask my inner guidance what to do. I hear, “trust yourself + what you heard. It will be fine.” So, I tell him, “nope, I heard you say “$20 cash, and that’s what I have. Do we have a deal?” Well, he hemmed + hawed saying how he didn’t say that, but he was still holding the cash in his hand. By now I’m happy to walk away, leaving no charge of energy on this. It works out or not with this guy. If not then I’ll find another one.
Finally after what felt like an hour, he says, “Well since you are so pretty, I’ll give this to you for the $20”. Works for me, and I’m off to pick up kids with Armadillo in my hand.
My lesson in all this? Keep your ground, trust your gut, and ask. It will work out for your highest good.
So, my question to you is ~ When did you have a situation where you had to totally trust your gut when those around you questioned it?
Do leave your comments + pass this on to anyone you know who might need to trust themselves a bit more!