Last year, my friend highly recommended the book Meeting Your Half Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match by Amy Spencer.
I finally got around to reading it. (It was actually the very first book I put on my brand-new Kindle...which was a Christmas present. Well, it was one of the first...I also downloaded an insider's view of Auschwitz, complete with very graphic descriptions of the gas chambers. There might be reasons why I don't sleep.)
I contacted my friend several times while I was reading it to tell her how much I was enjoying it and "learning" from it. It's very much like The Secret, applied to dating.
Think positively, envision it happening, know it's all possible and the Universe will provide.
I thought the Universe providing...very quickly and randomly...and it freaked me out the other night.
I was sitting on my bed reading the book on Friday and I heard the text message alert on my phone go-off.
And kept going-off. Many times.
I finally went-over to pick it up in case I had a friend who had fallen into a ditch and was only able to text me.
But, oh no.
There were at least five text messages from numbers I did not recognize, saying things like, "I'm (here) if you want to meet-up!" "Want to grab a drink?"
The Universe was providing.
Obviously one of these text-senders was a dead-ringer for Jake Gyllenhaal and had a creative side and was wonderful with children. He raised seeing eye dogs. He loved his grandmother.
Thank you, Universe!
I scrolled-up and realized my friend had sent-out a mass text to his friends in the area, asking if anybody had anything fun going-on that Friday night.
All those texts?
They were sent in response to that question. (I had no idea that responses to a mass text went to EVERYBODY that mass text was sent to.)
Still, though...was this a sign? I have no idea who all of these numbers belonged to. They could have been married or women or 82.
What I do know is that at any given moment, your cellphone can light-up with a bunch of messages from people asking you to meet-up with them...and maybe sometimes it's worth taking a leap of faith and say yes (especially when you're doing nothing beside reading a book on how to meet people.)