So I know the world is trying to tell me something when two newsletters I subscribe to and a reading I did don my own last night all deal with the concept of abundance. Because I’m not in the mindset to be more eloquent, I’ll just copy one of the posts I received:
If you just look at all that already exists in your life, all that you already have: unlimited air to breathe, ample lighting to see, music to hear, books to read, stars to dream by, trees to gaze at, floors to dance on, friends to cavort with, enemies to befriend, strangers to meet, woods to walk through, beaches to comb, rocks to scale, rains to cleanse you, rivers to float you, animals to comfort you, you do have to admit, Melissa, there’s more of it than you could ever, ever, ever spend.
But try anyway.
Truly, if I remember all that, AND remember that I have so many opportunities available to me that others really don’t have access to, who am I to complain? I am able to work as I please, do what I want, go where I wish, spend time with those I love. Those are all things that truly matter, not the debt, not the piled up email, not the mess that needs to be cleaned up.
So yes, thank you world for the reminder that I live a truly abundant life. I have a sneaky suspicion that you too, dear reader, also have wealth beyond what you’re acknowledging right now, wealth in terms of physical goods, experiences, emotions, and so much more. Am I right? Take heart. Living in gratitude is simple but not always easy…
P.S., in case you’re interested, that is my daily message for the day from www.tut.com – highly recommended if you need a small dose of inspiration to get you started right.