- the view of the lake from her family room window.
- the beautiful plants in her garden
- the birds in the bird bath
‘What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?’ is a question I ask my students often. They find it confronting, which it’s meant to be. Once we discuss it for awhile, everyone sharing what they think, I then say, ‘now go
A funny story from a long time ago …
When I first heard about gratitude, years and years ago, I thought
that if I was grateful for what I had in that moment that meant I would be stuck there and never have anything better!
And because that was my belief at the time I didn’t carry out the act of gratitude for many many years.
Definitely not a smart move
I was living in Sydney at the time and wanted desperately to move out of the rat race to somewhere quieter that would feed my soul.
Twenty years ago next month the dream I had held onto for so long came to fruition
and we moved to Kiama, the best decision we ever made!
Before that eventuated I had to sit in the situation I was in at the time and have gratitude for all that I had in my life then and there
I had let go of the belief I’d had such a tight grip on that to be grateful in the moment meant I would be stuck there
So not true!
In fact it was the reverse
Once you begin to have gratitude for what you have in your life then more things start to flow to you
The most important thing is to know what it is you wish to manifest in your life
Most people when asked what they want in their life come up blank
We all have a great long list of all the things we don’t want and nothing on the ‘do want’ list
So what happens is we are focused on the ‘don’t want’ and surprise, surprise that’s what keeps on showing up!!
The lesson here is to have gratitude for everything you have in your life now (just look around you) and focus on what you do want in your life.
Gratitude is a powerful manifestation tool.
TIP: if you have a list of what you don’t want it is easy to flip it to what you do want
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