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The Magic Pretzels

The Magic Pretzels

The other day I was over at my parent’s house with my two year old daughter, Annabella who decided she would really like to munch on some

Annabella--the 2 year old magic pretzel finder!

Annabella--The 2 year old magic pretzel finder!

pretzels. She looked at her grandparents and said “Pretzels please”. To which my mom replied, “I’m sorry Bella, we don’t have any pretzels.”

Bella took that in and decided she would not take NO for an answer. She smiled with a mischievous grin and with a huge nod said, “Maybe”.

She was sure that is was POSSIBLE that there were pretzels somewhere in the pantry. We all got a kick out of her fresh spirit, and the purity of her desire. She again said, “Maybe” and laughed, nodding profusely.

So my Dad got up and went into the pantry and sure enough found a big, fresh bag of pretzels that were hidden underneath a box of crackers. Bella squealed with delight and did her happy dance. And we all marveled at the magic pretzels.

And it got me wondering:

  • Where in life are you getting a no? And how could you respond with a big “Maybe”?
  • Where could you decide to dive into the possibility that things will work out…that you’ll get what you want?
  • How could you raise your belief that YOUR bag of pretzels, so to speak, will magically appear?

I am sending you a wish for many magic pretzels in your life today and every day!

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By | 2017-05-25T10:26:05+00:00 October 28th, 2009|Coaching|7 Comments

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Amy Ahlers is the creator of The Women Masters and the CEO of Wake-Up Call Coaching.


  1. Suzanne Wigginton October 29, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I’m inspired this morning by the magic of “maybe”. When life seemingly hands me a “no”, I’ve historically reacted in one of two ways: angry defiance or defeated submission. Now, I have another tool. I will strive to respond by shifting into the energy of the Magic Pretzel Maybe. Thanks!

  2. Mair Alight October 29, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Thank you for the inspiration! I have placed the word “MAYBE” on my computer, reminding me to allow wonder and possibility into my imagination and reality! Thank you for the gift.

  3. MV October 29, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Thank you. This couldn’t be more timely. I love how you’ve phrased these questions as they give language to some of my current feelings and provide good direction for my thoughts.

  4. Sandra Finkelstein October 29, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I love the picture and underwear!

    What I love about children in that they stay in the moment and allow things to unfold as they are meant to without wavering from their objective.

    In life we forget to trust in the process and that things will unfold as they are meant to. If your daughter accepted the no and walked away she will not have received the pretzels. Instead, she looked elsewhere, stayed open to the idea that another path or turn will bring her to the place she wants – her pretzels. I do not feel that at anytime she considered that it will not happen. Trust, Know and Believe!

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  6. Katie Katz December 2, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I absolutely love everything about this website.
    Thank you so much for the question about pretzels!
    Have a marvelous day!

  7. Merlin Raser May 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Great information 🙂

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