I am a firm believer that if you ask the universe for something, (as long as it's reasonable) it will do it's best to get it for you in some way, shape, or form. For instance:
Please give me the strength to get through this work day without pulling all of my hair out.
Universe: Ok, start a blog.
Please send me someone interesting. And, if it's not too much trouble, could you tell him I'm pretty darn interesting myself.
Universe: I'll work on it.
It seems the universe does listen. What are you putting out into the world? Ask for something...you might just get it.