Be Willing to Receive
The Universe gives you what you need when you’re
ready to receive it. It’s also willing to give you MORE
than you ask for – so long as you’re open and willing
Last weekend, a Taiwanese waitress at a restaurant I frequent
guided me to a table she had picked out for me. As I took a seat
she said, “Happy Birthday.”
“Thanks,” I replied, while shifting my silverware and opening a
napkin to place on my lap.
A moment later I looked to the left and sitting on the
table was a magnificent pearl white bottle with two cranes
pecking on each side. The top was sealed with wax.
I looked at it, looked at the waitress, then said, “Is this
“My husband made it 20 years ago,” she replied. “He
filled it with expensive wine and sealed it shut so no air
can ever get in.”
I knew the lady’s husband had died some years ago. And
as I looked at the bottle I wanted to say, “Maam, you cannot
give me this. This is a gift from your husband. It is too much
for you to give it to me. I don’t deserve this.”
But I kept my mouth shut and admired the gift.
I said thank you to her at least seven times as she stood
and told me about the design and how special it was
I got out of my chair and gave her a hug.
“This is for all the kindness you show me,” she said. “You come
here and you always tip me way beyond the norm. Sometimes I
don’t feel right about it. I feel bad. I feel like you give me too
much and I don’t deserve it,” she said.
At that point I explained to her, in Chinese, how the hole you
give through is the hole you receive through. I explained to
her that when people aren’t receiving, it is a reflection of their
level of giving.
“Everyday I give to people,” I said. “And everyday I receive.
You have to do both to have a feeling of completeness.”
Later that day when I returned home, I showed the bottle to my
wife. She instantly recognized the value. Together we placed it
on the highest shelf in our home – overlooking the Great Room.
“This gift comes from my heart,” the waitress said.
“No,” I replied. “This gift IS your heart.”
P.S. If you want to learn how to receive – and do so abundantly, then be
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