Inspired by this post by Lorane Gordan, I want to stop and really list out what I am grateful for.
It’s not so much the expression you make 5% of the time that combusts into a manifestation. It’s the expression you make 95% of the time that is creative. – See more at: http://yourhappinessway.com/gratitude-fuels-the-law-of-attraction/#sthash.vuDJrP8w.dpuf
Where our mind is at the 95% of the time is what we attract into our lives. What an amazing insight! I can spend time when I meditate or am alone to think about the things that I want and where I want to be. But that makes me lose focus on where I am and the gratitude that I should show. At one time or another, I thought about what I wanted. The reality that I am living in now is pretty much based on that thought. My discomfort with the moment is where I am vs. where I think I should be.
I have a great family. I have a wife that really loves me and is a perfect match for me. I have two beautiful kids that are wild and obnoxious at times, but are creative and smart. They look at life as something to live and they look to me to help them live it. I have parents, an extended family and great set of friends that love me and I love. This includes some great spiritual friends from all walks of life where our blue and yellow paths have merged to form a green one.
And beyond the superficial stuff, I am glad that I live where I do. I am glad that America is a country that supports my rights as an individual. As corrupt as my government can seem at times, it is a far sight better than other places. I don’t have to worry about going to the mall and getting blown up. I don’t have to worry about freedoms, epidemics or being attacked. I don’t have to worry about clean water or access to healthcare. I don’t have to worry about that much really.
I have a job that does not take a lot of my time and allows me to be with my family. I get paid well enough to support my wife only working part time and a house in the suburbs. (Ha, I really live in the burbs). I am healthy and pretty much everyone around me is healthy most of the time. I am able to spend a little money frivolously and give some to charity. I am able to eat dinner out with my family or go to a play. I have no real wants outside of my desires to want more.
I would like to take more trips, including taking my parents to Hawaii. I would like to know that my family is taken care of, my in-laws can all retire and be free from debt. I would like to work on something that would make a difference in the world. I would like to be able to employee my friends or anyone that wants to work doing “good”. I would like to be able to give back. I would be grateful.
But I am grateful now. I am very lucky actually. To be born where I was. To have loving family and friends. To be able to do pretty much what I want, when I want. Thank you for the reminder, Lorane. I am grateful.