Be Thankful in All Things!
When you have appreciation for all things in your life I believe that creates a trickle effect and the positive occurrences continue throughout your day as your appreciation grows.
So you wake up a little late but luckily it’s a good hair day, the outfit you picked out feels perfectly comfortable and even though you didn’t have enough time to fix yourself a morning snack things are going good. On your way to work every light is green so you arrive 10 minutes early and when you get there you find that your boss brought in coffee and muffins for everyone. Perfect, morning snack problem solved! I’ve had this kind of day and it’s only gotten better from there and I really do believe it’s because I am able to get so excited about the little things. I’ve found that when I approach life from that mindset great things just keep happening. Others have told me that I just have “good luck” and even though that is probably part of it I think the other part is the mindset. It’s all in what you believe and how you perceive your life to be going. I also believe I have “good luck” and that belief helps to create that good luck and keep it flowing (Law of Attraction).
Have you ever been driving down the road toward the green light and thinking it’s going to change and then it does, I know that’s a chance thing but I do think it’s also a belief thing, try saying out loud to the universe “thank you for not changing until I get through”.
Every time I’ve headed off to the grocery store, shopping mall or anywhere that requires parking I always head to the spots closest to the store and much to the chagrin of my passenger who says “it’s packed, you’re never going to find a spot up there” and I always respond “my parking spot is always at the front”, and it always goes just that way. I will get there and the spot will be free or someone will just be pulling out and it’s not just because I’m lucky but because I’m already appreciating the universe for providing me with that great parking spot I’m envisioning. I’ve been successful with this process even at Christmas (the busiest of seasons), the biggest part of it is living in appreciation and thanking the universe for these wonderful and lucky opportunities.
So I tried to explain this mindset to a friend who said, ok, I’ll try it, but I don’t think it’s going to change anything. Right there! That’s it! You’ve just cut it off from having the chance to happen. If you don’t honestly believe in the mindset and you’re already knocking it down with a “sure I’ll try it but I don’t believe it will work” then the universe will give you exactly what you believe! Again, Law of Attraction.
I truly find excitement in the smallest things and I realize that finding a great parking spot or the perfect tasting coffee is so minimal and trivial but in reality if I can find excitement and appreciation in those then the bigger things will be that much better and I will be that much more excited and appreciative. The outcomes for these types of positive experiences I’ve had, big or small, have taught me that this mindset definitely works.
Along with developing and believing wholeheartedly in this mindset, you must also believe it in your subconscious and it has to feel natural. An example is the friend I tried to explain the mindset to above, the reason it was so difficult to accept is because changing the belief system that way didn’t at all feel natural. I really wish I had a strategy I could recommend that would work for making this kind of adjustment to your belief system and having it feel natural. There was no adjustment for me to make as I’ve always viewed things from this perspective and mindset so natural is how it has always felt.
I do know that when it comes to anything in your life and making changes it all starts with you:
– you really have to want it
– you really have to believe in yourself
– live in appreciation
When you have all of these beliefs you can do anything you want to!