There’s this tote and matching cosmetic bag I wanted. Clinique was giving it as a gift with a purchase over $25. I was going to buy a few things at Lord & Taylor, a lipstick I wanted and perhaps some gloss, and bring home the coveted set with the green and red design.

Hours before the scheduled trip to get it, a co-worker from the day job left a Lord & Taylor shopping bag under my desk. I came back from the restroom and there it was, THE tote and cosmetic ensemble. She had no idea I wanted it. She had made a Clinique purchase and thought I might like the bonus set.

Did I manifest that gift?

Oh, yes indeed.