When I lived with all those girls in Hollywood, the oven in the north house started spitting fireballs. To check on something roasting, we'd stretch our arms out as far as we could, flip the oven door open and duck out of the way of flames. It was like backdraft. In our oven.
So Stacie, who had always dreamed of being on The Price is Right, decided that she was going to get on the show and win a range.
She talked about it every day for weeks. "You just wait and see, Suzanne! I'm gonna win a range!" She'd call home and talk to family and friends. "I'm gonna be on The Price is Right and I'm gonna win a range!"
She announced it. Repeated it. Went on and on and on about it.
We thought she was nuts.
At the time, Margie was scheduled to visit and our buddy Matthew agreed to join us, because why not? He'd be up at 4:00 AM anyway. So, in the dark, on a stifling summer morning, we crept out of the house and joined the masses in line to be on The Price is Right.
We waited and waited and waited while Stacie told everyone in line that she was going to win a range. She told the interviewers, the people from Germany (who didn't speak English) and the group of old ladies in matching sweatshirts from Florida.
As we sat in line forever, I complained about being tired, hungry and hot.
She kept repeating, "You just wait and see Suzanne! This is all going to be worth it! I'm gonna win a range!"
We finally got into the theatre. The music played and the crowd cheered and suddenly the announcer said, "Stacie Schifino is the next contestant on The Price is Right! COME ON DOWN!!!"
The four of us jumped all over each other. Stacie ducked out of our huddle, ran down the aisle and put her bid in on a tennis bracelet. Ding! Ding! Ding! She won it! She barreled up on stage, leapt on Bob Barker and nearly knocked the poor man down.
After he got his bearings, he said, "Stacie, today you're going to play The Clock Game. Do you know how to play The Clock Game?"
She squealed, "YES!"
"Good," Bob said. "Because YOU have a chance to win this BRAND NEW RANGE!"
And the showcase doors slid back and revealed a brand new range.
Stacie screamed, pointed one hand at me, the other at the range and yelled, "Suzanne! A range! I'm gonna win a range!"
Matthew, Margie and I stared at each other. Jaws dropped.
And she won it.
The thing is that it was 1995. Way before The Secret, and all this hooha about The Law of Attraction. But now that I think about it, 14 years later. Stacie envisioned herself on The Price is Right, winning the range we needed. She believed it. Professed it. Chanted it.
And it happened.
This is a great example of how telling yourself that you're going to do something and envisioning it makes it happen. So I wonder, when have you had success using the Law of Attraction?
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