Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

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So when I’m getting ready in the morning, I like to listen to stuff on my computer. Usually, it’s Wednesdays with Beth Moore.

But the other day, I googled “Write Fast” and found a group of videos on YouTube by Marie Forleo. Good stuff!

It’s a vlog (video log) about how to live life the way you want it to be. Turns out, the woman has a whole series of wonderful videos.

She uses a lot of words that aren’t in my day-to-day conversations such as manifesting, meditating and spirituality.

Have you ever heard of manifesting things in your life? I looked it up in the Urban Dictionary. No go.

Here’s what Free Dictionary on Google had to say–

 To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal: “Mercedes . . . manifested the chaotic abandonment of hysteria” (Jack London).

2. To be evidence of; prove.


a. To record in a ship’s manifest.
b. To display or present a manifest of (cargo).
Uh, hello? Well, that didn’t help.
I read farther and saw something about a ghost. When a ghost appears, it is manifesting. (See if you can guess why I didn’t know that. LOL)
Marie is talking about having faith and real belief. Meditating is praying. And when she questions the “universe” she talking to God (whether she knows it or not.) 🙂
Even though she’s from New Jersey (New Jersey! Get a rope–remember that salsa commercial?) I enjoy hearing what she has to say. It’s nothing revolutionary, but it’s good stuff to remember.
Here’s one of her vlogs. (Random choice.) Check her out–
So, now if I can manifest enjoyment in exercising and cleaning and losing weight, I’ll be a happy camper. Happier camper? 🙂