Have you ever found money on the ground, only to realize you actually needed that exact amount of cash later in the day? The “universal ATM,” as I call it, doesn’t always plop down twenty-dollar bills in our path. But, when it happens, it’s usually for a good reason.

Finding money on the ground is definitely a “yippee” moment most of us have experienced before. There’s something about it that makes us feel like a California gold rush prospector staking a claim. Before you run off screaming, “There’s gold in them thar hills,” keep your cool, and remember, you’re probably going to need that specific amount of money for a specific reason down the road. If, after two weeks, it’s still burning a hole in your pocket, feel free to splurge on something new and sparkly. After all, you probably deserve it!

The photographer who does some of my professional photos once experienced this. Her name is Jada Scott. On the day of my photo-shoot, she found a whopping fifty dollar bill on the ground, right next to the rusty barn we were standing near. “Hot damn!” she thought to herself. The timing couldn’t have been better.

You see, Jada’s adolescent son was going through a growth spurt, and his feet were the size of sea kayaks. He required new shoes that actually fit. After my photo-shoot, Jada was headed out to buy her son a pair of shoes that cost exactly fifty dollars! Thanks to the “fifty spot” that rolled into Jada’s life like a little green tumble weed, her son got the pair of shoes he so desperately needed.

Synchronicity is often a little wink from above; a reminder that everything happens for a reason. And, if the wind blows just right, you might be at the right place at the right time to be on the receiving end of Lady Luck’s good fortune.