From today on, notice every small to large moment of satisfaction and pleasure and appreciate it right then. Mentally or out loud say “Thank you, I acknowledge this as a gift.” The gift might be a bird call that is music to you, a friend checking in with you, a kindness given you or the doctor with good news. At other times it may be the continuation of travel, dining out, affording new clothes, receiving love and caring from others. All it takes is to change attitudes at those moments … not taking that pleasure for granted or focusing on the negative but thinking the opposite. It’s so important to make that acknowledgement, “Thank you for this small moment of happiness,” or “Thank you for the continuing of abundance coming to me.”
Each day build this appreciation of what comes to you that is good, meaningful, beautiful, thoughtful, enhancing to your life. What happens next is that your appreciative and positive noticing draws to you more and more of the world’s wonderful things. A person with an illness can see the caring around them and appreciate it. Someone struggling with a relationship, finding a job, breaking bad habits can look at each discouraging moment and see something to appreciate by just changing the mind’s attitude at that moment.
Those of us who have had early life hardships can change our lives with this method…we have, it’s proven, it works. When it’s working many times people who have gained abundance then apologize or make excuses for finally being so fortunate, looking good, having excellent health, enjoying every day, experiencing a rich life. Speak of your good fortune, (again another form of appreciation), tell others of it. It’s not bragging, it’s reinforcing yours and showing others that this way of life works. It shows by example that having appreciation can bring results to them too. Esther Hicks says that once you’re used to feeling good, you won’t be able to stand anything less than that. This concept is the understanding of how loving each good thing that happens can alter the course of our lives. It’s really a simple idea to let love be the breathe of you.