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The Good Stuff

I had a great conversation earlier in the week with some people about living a life filled with thankfulness.

We talked about how wonderful and amazing life really is when you become conscious of the blessings surrounding you.  We also agreed that the more thankful you are for the things you currently have, the more likely you are to start stock piling more stuff that will bring you that same feeling of thankfulness.

It’s the law of attraction at its finest.  Actually, it’s the simple yet miraculous principle of reaping what you sow…the law of attraction is always doing its thing, at its finest, and for every single person, regardless of their belief or awareness.

In other words, if you’re thankful, you’ll become aware of more to be thankful for…and then you’ll find or see or acquire even more to be thankful for, and so on and so on.  If you’re bitter, angry, bummed out, or pissed off about stuff, you’ll keep getting more of that, and keep feeling that way.

I don’t know…sounds like a good enough reason to be thankful to me…

So, after the conversation, we all agreed that we would “take it up a notch” this week and really pay attention to the miracles that are happening every day, right where we exist.

I recommend this to you.  In fact, if you’re reading this post, I’m going to insist you make this a priority.  Start right now to become aware of the good stuff that’s part of your life.

Start small.  Start big.  Just start.

I’m sitting here as I type, watching  my beautiful little eight year old playing with her dolls and stuffed animals.  She has brought them all outside and is in a wonderful world of imagination only twenty feet or so from where I sit with my laptop.  She has everything from her big brown bear to Betty Boop, and all of them are having a wonderful conversation about something that sounds pretty darn interesting.  I can hear the inflection and the enthusiasm, if not the exact words.

As I watch and listen, my mind is overflowing with thoughts of joy, my heart is overflowing with feelings of love, and I’m experiencing a whole bunch of thankfulness for this little girl.  I can remember the day she was born.  What a day!  She was full of life and light (and a pretty good scream) when she arrived…and she has only become more beautiful and amazing over time.

I remember conversations I have had with her.  The times we have laughed, and the times we have cried.  She is a miracle of life and a blessing to me beyond anything I could express here.

Okay, I will admit, this is an easy one to be thankful for.  And she’s got a ten year old brother that’s as awesome as she is.  So, yes, I could run for weeks on the gratitude I feel for my kids.  In fact, if you read my blog, then you know these little people are a major source of inspiration for me.

It’s just that when I take the time to recognize the miracles that they are, it just seems to get even better.

I’m gonna say it again…find the good stuff that’s part of your life. You may not have kids, and you don’t have to have kids.  What is it that you do have in your life that you’re thankful for?  Begin there.  Quietly and slowly if you need to, start to become aware of just one wonderful thing.  I can almost guarantee you that it will lead to your conscious discovery of another.  And then another.  And before long, you’ll realize that there is a lot more of the amazing surrounding you that you probably thought.

This is precisely how you start to build a life that is full of miracles and full of joy.  You have to begin by recognizing the people, places, things, circumstances, events, talents, and gifts, that are already there.

I’ll tell you this; I’m thankful that you took the time to read my blog today.  And I hope that this post inspires and encourages you to shift your perspective, and begin to experience the wonder of your life.  Because, as you start the journey down the road of gratitude, it only gets better.  And better, and better.  And better.

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One Response to “The Good Stuff”

  1. avatar Patty Dixon says:

    Wonderful and just what I needed to read about now. I’ve been a bit pouty lately (blame it on the heat.) So this served as a great reminder…we almost always reason to be grateful. It’s just about where we put our focus.

    Thanks Dr. Mike!

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