We now live in a “buy it now” world and Christmas and birthdays are no longer special, exclusive present days.
The bank account overdraft, credit card, loan, re-mortgage and store card gives us the opportunity to buy now, pay later, instead of saving, waiting and anticipating.
Lets say you buy a brand new, super intergalactic, high-speed laptop - that even does the washing-up – on credit. The laptop is the best thing……….since your last laptop, and it does some amazing space age, futuristic stuff and is, quite frankly, the mutts nuts! Within one month the credit statement arrives and you now have to part with your hard-earned cash. And wallop! You are no longer in that happy place, the appreciation fades, and the reality of having to pay for said supersonic marvel brings you slap back down to earth. Feels kind of disappointing doesn’t it?
Two years ago I ran the Reading Half Marathon. I would not have been able to run in the event without training, training and more training. I was soo proud I had run, without stopping or walking, the whole course. I knew I could do it and I did not want to let myself down. I appreciated my training, I appreciated my progress, I appreciated getting fit, I appreciated being in the event, I appreciated finishing. Yes I was in pain after the event, my legs felt as if they were never going to work again, however I was happy. But it is a past event. That situation, that moment, that elation will slowly fade out of my “feel good bubble.”
Both scenarios can make you feel good, at that specific moment in time, but over time that feeling dissipates, it wanes and eventually it becomes a distant memory. Like eating a good hearty breakfast, first thing in the morning. By lunch time your tummy is rumbling and is crying out for some attention, some love……..a nice roast with all the trimmings, a creamy mushroom risotto complete with freshly grated parmesan or a New York deli style pastrami on rye. Topped off with a Sicilian lemon cheesecake, Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice-cream or perhaps a wedge of Death by Chocolate? But wait! It’s dinner time already!………….off we go again!
Just like our stomachs, our “feel good factor” also requires our attention, and needs feeding at regular intervals.
In terms of the Law of Attraction, feeling appreciation and being grateful and thankful every single day allows you to raise your vibration. Reaching for the emotion of appreciation and gratitude every day makes you feel soo much better about yourself and the world around you.
Think about the coffee you drink? How far it has come? The people who have picked, carried, roasted, packed, shipped, stacked, sold, bagged? The milk you put into your coffee? The grass, the fields, the cow, the farmer, the milking machines, the tanker, the packer, the distributor, the supermarket? And so on.
Do you think about those things? Are you grateful for all those things? Is it a given that coffee and milk will be available to you? It is soo easy to take things for granted as, in the case of a cup of coffee, it is always on the shelves or in the coffee-house and we do not really give it a second thought.
Deciding to be more grateful, including the little things in life, is something that requires regular practice and the more you focus on appreciation, the quicker you can align yourself and connect to the principles of the Law of Attraction.
Scientists state that for something to become habitual you need to do it at least 15 times, before it becomes natural.
So on that note, I have a challenge for you. For the next 15 days, at the end of each day, write down a minimum of 10 things you are grateful for.
Note why you are grateful for each and every one and really feel why you are grateful.
It may be physical, emotional or material things such as:
• Your home
• Your family
• The food you have eaten
• The people you have met
• Your job
• The transport you have used
• The weather
• A discount on your shopping bill
• A phone call
• The coins in your pocket
• A TV programme
• Your health
• Your senses
The list is endless and you can add anything and everything that has made you smile, allowed you to function and has sustained you throughout the day.
When you wake up in the morning make sure the very first thing you do is to re-read your list and really feel the words, which will get you ready to face your day.
To receive you must firstly give – unconditionally. And by being truly grateful for what you have can the Law of Attraction match your positive signal, by bringing you more positive things and experiences into your life.
This concept, and the Law of Attraction, is simply explained in this quote from Oprah Winfrey; the ultimate high-profile champion of the Law of Attraction.
“I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.”
- Oprah Winfrey
If you do decide you are ready to accept - and welcome – gratitude into your life, and you follow the 15 day challenge, you will find yourself more relaxed, more at peace and more happier. You will want to continue with your contentment and you will start to think of far more than ten things you are grateful for every day. I would also be honoured, if you do choose to do the challenge, if you would like to share your experiences as it would be really interesting and insightful to learn different thoughts and feelings on the process.
You are giving yourself the positive tools to receive the positive life that you deserve. x
•Attracting the Law of Attraction (holisticwords.wordpress.com)
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