Create a life of abundance by practicing gratitude everyday.
Pause. Breathe. Drop into this moment. Who is with you? What pleasures are in your environment? What lies in front of and around you? Where are you headed? What do you hope for?
As 2015 comes to a close, count the gifts of abundance that presented themselves to you during the year. Focus for a few moments each day on what you already have.
Make time to reflect on the changes, people, activities, or creature comforts that helped you evolve into a wiser, kinder, more gracious person. There are many things you may have overlooked in your busy schedule.
Give yourself credit for being open, diligent, and ready to receive those gifts.
If you focus on what you don’t have, you’ll never be satisfied. You’ll continue aiming at a moving target, perpetually out of reach. You’ll continue existing in a mentality of scarcity and deficit.
It can keep you stuck there – even though there are many things unfolding around you that nourish, support, and uplift you.
Suddenly you’re surrounded by wonderful people, things, and events. What if you didn’t have the things you already have?
Start with the basics – you have running water and a roof over your head, you have special plans with special people, the winter solstice brings us longer days… and so on.
What will 2016 bring? That’s up to you.
Be deliberate. Make it what you want. Don’t live by default. Take control of your life. Design 2016 with intention and purpose.
It’s only one week away. Get clarity. Start with gratitude. Focus on growth, prosperity, and positivity. Imagine the next steps to creating an exceptional year!
Cheers to you and yours! Wishing you a peaceful and enlightened holiday and a flourishing new year!
With love and gratitude…
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