“Blessings flow toward gratitude.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
There was a time in my life when I was desperately searching for something. Seeking some magic answer to what my purpose was and trying to find that one thing that would make me rich and famous. I never really felt a need to be famous but the wealthy part has always been a dream of mine since I can remember. In fact, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous was one of my favorite shows as a kid. My mother even suggested I major in Finance in college since money was my favorite thing at the time. And I truly believed I would be wealthy by now. Yet here I am, over 40, not long out of debt and yet still lacking the cash flow I have long envisioned for myself.
But what I realize is how rich I truly am despite what my bank account suggest. I have my health. My children have their health. My husband supports our family allowing me to be a stay-at-home mom. We live in a nice home, we have beautiful clothes, food and resources to put our son in private school. We recently moved to California, a lifelong dream of mine. We have friends and family whom love us. I laugh about something every day. My husband survived a hit and run bike accident last year and is fully recovered. I am actively pursuing my passions and doing what I love.
And as I am reflecting on how truly blessed I am, my beautiful daughter is next to me quietly watching cartoons and giving me the time and space to create and occasionally she leans over to hug me and tell me how I’m “the best in the whole world” and I tell her she’s “the best in the whole world too”. How amazing is it that I can be present with her and still write and honor my passion. Now it doesn’t always work out this way but when it does it’s awesome and I am grateful.
I am also grateful for this moment and space which has allowed me to be still and gain some clarity on not only how truly blessed I am but I also see that I need to stop searching for and seeking something out there.
The best way for all of us to have more is to recognize and acknowledge how much we already have and be grateful. Then we must let what’s ours flow to us with ease by trusting the universe to provide everything we need when we need it.
You and I are already exactly where we’re suppose to be. So stop desperately grasping and searching and trust that all you need and desire will flow to you in its own perfect time.
What are you grateful for? Feel free to express your gratitude for your countless blessings and all that the universe provides for you.