This rollercoaster life.
Life is full of highs and lows. Wins and losses. Joys and sorrows. Celebrations and defeats. Too much and too little.
Make the shift.
Nothing shifts us from scarcity to abundance more quickly than a sudden moment of appreciation and gratitude.
Multiply your treasures.
Take a moment (this moment) to look up and breathe in all that you are grateful for. Right here. Right now.
Bless what is.
Be it the fresh air that you breathe. The clean water that you drink. The sunshine over your left shoulder. Your child playing nearby. The captivating twinkle your friend’s eye.
Great post. Gratitude is definitely a game-changer.
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you! This post was inspired by a not so positive moment in my day today. (I was less than cordial to a receptionist. Not a proud moment for me.) Feeling sheepish, I took a step back, apologized for my behaviour, and thanked her for her kindness and professionalism. A moment that initially felt irritating (due to my poor planning) was transformed into one of admiration for this calm, cool, elegant woman standing right in front of me.✨
I can’t remember which author I was reading who said it, but I read once that even Zen masters have their profoundly not so attractive moments but do as you’ve done, make amends, learn, and do the best they reasonably can going forward. I know I certainly have a long way to go (just ask my wife!). Thanks for your honesty and sharing your experience. 🙂
God I completely love this Andrea! Every part of this post has a gem in it. I particularly love this: “Nothing shifts us from scarcity to abundance more quickly than a sudden moment of appreciation and gratitude.”
I’m going to walk my talk and say, “I am so grateful for the way I show up to serve. I am so grateful for taking care of my body today. I am so grateful for having friends over for tea. I am so grateful for my courage to forgive.”
Much love to you! 🙂
How wonderful! Thank you for the feedback Debbie. I love hearing how people take my ideas one step further. Warms my heart. 💛💫
Thanks Andrea. Your blog opens my heart. ❤
Love this post. Appreciation does appeal to the heart of all, to the giver and to the person who receives it, the most!