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I’ll admit that I got upset with myself for not getting a new puppy right away. I had all kinds of legitimate, logical excuses about why I should wait…like finishing and moving into our new home before looking for a puppy. The reasons were sensible enough, but at the same time I was denying myself something that I really love and thrive on – a dog companion.

Of course, there was the grief that wouldn’t go away, and without a dog the energy of our home seemed flat and unexciting. My normal enthusiasm and passion for life and my work began to fizzle…and everyone knew it. I realized that, in a way, I was punishing myself by not going ahead and looking for a new puppy.  I knew I had to make a change, and make it fast. After all, the big secret of manifesting is taking action.

So just before we moved into our new home, I decided it was time for me to walk my talk and do what was good for me. Life is too short to wait for what you want. I started an intense search for the puppy I wanted. I wrote inquiry emails to dozens of poodle clubs and organizations looking for the right breeder. Taking that action invigorated me. I found my energy levels rising and I could feel my enthusiasm for life and work coming back.

Although it took me a few months to find exactly the puppy I wanted, there wasn’t a day of my search that I was discouraged because I knew I was finally moving in the direction of my heart’s desires. I trusted the Universe.  I knew that I would find the right puppy and that all was well in my world.

I did intentions and affirmations about the sweet, healthy, happy puppy I would find and intended that I would be more uplifted in my life every day. And now I’m happy to tell you that all of my intentions have become reality. This is because I was proactive in looking for exactly what I wanted and kept up the search until I found it. I refused to settle and I made it a point not to share my goals and plans with people who were disinterested and unsupportive.

She’s gorgeous…and a
full time job too!

Now, my house is one big puppy pen, scattered with squeaky toys, chew bones, and lots of puppy beds. I love every bit of the puppy clutter. I love my sweet puppy and am happy to share with you that my heart is open once again.

Often we shut down or close our hearts in times of grief…or as a protective measure.   We’ve been hurt or used…or taken advantage of.   It may feel comforting and safe in the beginning when we shut others out, yet in doing so we are depriving ourselves of the joy and happiness that is rightfully ours. When you heart is closed there is no way for love to enter…or for you to share you love with others.  Your point of power is in knowing this and taking action.


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Lee Milteer is an Intuitive Business Coach, Best Selling Author, blogger, Award winning Professional Speaker, and TV Personality. She is the founder of the Millionaire Smarts® Coaching program for Entrepreneurs and is the author of eleven books and over a hundred audio and video programs. Lee is a regular guest on National TV and radio shows and has appeared as an Expert Guest on: CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CTV, QVC, PBS, and CNN.

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