I am guilty.
I am guilty of not always being grateful. I am guilty of taking people, things, my gifts/talents for granted. I am guilty of believing that life was/is a series of obligations of “I had to or have to” do things vs treating life as a series of privileges “I get to…”
It’s easy to focus on what we don’t have, what others are doing, all the things we can’t do, and so forth. The problem with this pattern of thinking and corresponding behaviour is that instead of making us feel better, it leaves us feeling bitter.
The good news is, today, this moment is for you. It’s a chance to commit your focus to all that you do have and can do (size does not matter). When we do so, we activate the power of gratitude and it’s our attitude that determines our altitude in life.
Last week, I experienced some definite WOW moments. Check this out:
-I bought a 2L carton of Organic Chocolate Soy Milk, regularly: $3.99, on sale for: $0.97. If that’s not good enough, I had a $0.75 off coupon. Total price for this $3.99 carton of milk: $0.22!
-I stumbled upon this amazing bottle of Beautea Organic Green Oolong Tea Body Lotion, regularly $20.00, marked down to…$0.70! Yes, you read correctly.
-After months of my toaster oven not working, suddenly it started working again! How is that possible? Your guess is as good as mine. Either way, I am grateful!
Beyond things, these are three examples of the power of God/the Divine/the spirit within. It shows what IS possible when we believe in the seemingly impossible. God was the originator of creating something from nothing but He has given us this incredible power as well. You and I have the ability to transform the invisible (ideas, wisdom, insight) into life-changing, life-transforming, better-than-ever products, processes, and experiences for ourselves and each other.
The Question: DO YOU VIEW LIFE AS A SERIES OF OBSTACLES OR OPPORTUNITIES?
Are you willing to use what you have (whatever that may be: your experience, your skills, your talents, your willingness to learn, etc) to create and contribute to something beyond increasing just your bank account?
Reality: CHANGE WAITS FOR NO ONE.
The secret in dealing with change is focusing on what you CAN do, not what you cannot. No more excuses about all the things you can’t do. Just focus on doing what you can do to the very BEST of your ability and watch what happens!
Consider This: YOU AND I ARE PART OF THE MIRACLE(s) TAKING PLACE EACH DAY.
While many of us (myself included) at some point have wished for and hoped for a miracle for our lives and/or the lives of others, by giving our best each day and using our skills/talents/gifts/energy towards helping make our world better and not bitter, we are in fact part of the greatest miracle…leaving this world and those who inhabit it better than we found.
The Invite: BE A PART OF THE WOW.
You (and I) are that Powerful.