Originally posted on Loving Yourself University…

Loving yourself, as I’ve said before, is the magic. When you combine this magic with trust in the Universe it gets even better. This is a true story. ..

Last weekend a group of us took a friend out for her birthday. We went to a rather expensive restaurant. We enjoyed happy hour before moving into a private dining room, so my friend, my sister and I were quite full by the time it came to dinner.

The three of us ordered salads and a side dish, while others ordered entrees.  There was some drinking going on, so when the bill came it was suggested we just split it 8 ways. It wasn’t vicious or intentional, but the people who suggested this missed the fact that splitting the bill that way wasn’t exactly fair.   We didn’t want to say anything.  So, I paid for two people and my sister and my friend split the cost of one person ($86).

Paying $172 for a night out was not something I had intended to do. In fact, when I ordered I very consciously chose my meal so I would not be paying this much for dinner.  The other two I was with did this as well. As we walked home, my friend tried to get me to take more money and said I didn’t have to cover them. It was my choice to cover them. Spending the extra money hurt my wallet a lot less then it did theirs and I was fine with that. I told them I trusted the Universe to bring the money back to me.

Three days later, I checked my bank account and the amount processed at the restaurant was only $130.  I signed the slip for $172.  There is no other explanation, except the Universe took care of it for me.  Had we split the bill up correctly, including tip and happy hour, I probably spent right about $130.  Trusting yourself, and loving yourself enough to know you’re worth being taken care of only leads to good things.