Today I asked everyone on the challenge to focus on the things they love about their children, their family and their friends and be grateful for everything about them….and I was thinking about all the wonderful things I am grateful for in all my friends and family when a quote from Abraham appeared in my inbox and stopped me in my tracks…
“You are always living a reflection of whatever you are outputting. And so, if you get into a little pocket where a lot of people are being rude, it’s probably because you are being rude – or because you have been aware of people being rude. Nothing ever happens to you that is not part of your vibration!”
I was reminded of someone I was great friends with for a long time – but who is no longer a part of my life….seeing this quote clarified why I let go of this particular person and made me realise how grateful I am that she was a part of my life for the time that she was……
This friend was always, always having issues in her life! She would get a parking ticket for standing 5 minutes too long in a parking spot…. she would buy things that didn’t work or that were broken inside the package and she would always have to take stuff back – (which would usually end up with letters being exchanged and threats of legal action), her bosses and her co-workers were mean to her ….. long story short – where she went drama followed…and I was there – like a little puppy, ready to support her, assist her to get what she needed and listen to her constant complaining about how bad her life was.
I haven’t thought about this particular person for a very long time – and I often wondered why she had such a bad time at almost everything she did! Reading those words I now understand exactly…. and I understand how important it was for me that I had my experience with her! I am very grateful.
She was getting back what she was sending out! And while she continued to focus on how ‘bad’ her life was, and how horrible everyone else was being to her – that is exactly what she continued (and may still continue) to attract – in bucket loads!!
….”You are always living a reflection of what you are outputting”….
So, as you go about your day think about how people are reacting to you are they smiling and friendly and kind……or are they grumpy and rude….. and just take a moment to reflect on what you were sending out during your interactions with others….. be grateful for the experience – good or bad.
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We’re at the half way mark of the challenge – woo hoo!!!
I was out and about today – picking up fruit & vegetables for the next few days and catching up with some shopping – all the ‘usual’ stuff! Today I paid much more attention to the people I came into contact with – I smiled at EVERYONE and set my intention to only say positive things! I was surprised by a couple of things that happened
First – I got complimented by someone I didn’t know – for being so happy
Next, a couple of extra carrots and potatoes were added to my order - free and
third – I found $5 in the pocket of my jacket!!
I did notice something not so great and that is not very many people smile as they shop! Food shopping is not the most exciting thing that we have to do in our lives, but we have to do it – so why not make it fun – rather than a chore?
I never take a list anymore and I do my best to buy fruit & vegetables that are in season – so sometimes I end up with a random vegetable…..today I got some turnips! I will turn them into something delicious (only one left now as I put one in tonights vegetable soup
So, my message to you today is – make the Mundane Memorable and remember to be grateful for everything that comes your way!
It is really great to feel good – but sometimes we just don’t…. It is the way of things – we need to feel bad sometimes, and in my opinion, helps us appreciate how much better we feel when we are happy.
As we are almost half way through this challenge, I thought today would be a good day to share the tools that I use to move through challenging times quickly – and they will really help you to create a life you love!
First thing – be grateful that you are noticing whatever it is that is causing you to feel how you feel – change is happening and it’s all good
1. Accept and acknowledge how you’re feeling – really own it. If you are angry, stressed, sad….say how you feel.
2. Stop whatever you are doing – and BREATHE! This 3 minute video explains a technique that I use whenever I feel stressed or panicky! It is magic
3. Pay attention to what you are thinking…are you being kind to yourself? When you slow your heart rate down using the breathing technique in the video it becomes easier to be present – in the moment and you will start to feel better.
4. ‘I am’ are very powerful words – say some positive I AM statements – I am doing a great job, I am a good person, I am strong.. – because YOU ARE!!
5. Remember that you don’t have to do everything on your to do list… Let go of something – one thing – that you feel you ‘should’ do.
6. Take time out and create a moment of happiness – this can be as simple as a cup of tea or coffee (and a biscuit if you want!) or go for a walk outside – Savour every second you are away. You will see things differently after you step away for a short while
Remember, if you resist dealing with how you are feeling – the more the feeling will persist.
If you need any help working through any of these feel free to contact me for assistance.
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at that moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. ~Paulo Coelho
I love comments – share any challenges you are facing and if these tips helped in any way – let me know..I appreciate you.
The more you smile the happier you will be, you may even live longer!
Smiling makes us more attractive and it’s contagious!
Smiling boosts your immune system lowers your blood pressure relieves stress and releases endorphins and seratonin…. smiling really helps you stay positive!
Smiling ‘lifts’ your face – and makes you look younger!!
I love smiling at people who look grumpy – and I feel fantastic when I see a little curl on the edge of their mouth – and if I get a smile back – WOO HOO!! I believe I have changed the world – one person at a time