You'd be amazed at how much money and value is coming to you constantly from different avenues that you weren't even aware of! In the first week or so it might have just been little things, like finding 50 cents on the floor or getting $1.00 off my favourite wine at the supermarket, but just like exercising a muscle at the gym, writing in my abundance book every day trained me to actively look for value in my life - and that focus brought more and more in. People offered to buy me a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Friends would lend me books that I was about to go out and buy. My partner randomly brought me home flowers! - and as you saw at the top of this newsletter, I was invited to be part of an amazing complimentary lunch experience all courtesy of the amazing team over at lululemon christchurch.
Like I said, it started small, and a bit like working out at the gym, for the first month I didn't feel like I saw any big changes. About 5 weeks in though, I definitely felt the effects start to snowball. It started to become really fun, like a game I wanted to win at, and it got me to think outside the box about how I could add more value to the world as well. How could I use my talents to bring in money? How could I add value to someone else's day? Of course, from a law of attraction perspective as well, this energy of fun and playfulness around the topic of money is going to call in much more abundance than living from a place of "there's never enough."
It's also worth noting that I recorded lots of things that are of value but perhaps weren't money because, let's face it, money is just a means of exchanging value for value, it's not wealth in and of itself. This would be things like coming home to find that my partner, Grahame, had spent the whole day clearing out and tidying the garden for me. Or my beautiful friends sharing my business posts on Facebook or connecting me up with new networks. When you place your attention on how much abundance is coming into your life, you'll be blown away with how much love is waiting for you!
I recently opened my inbox to find an email from the fabulous Pam Grout called “21 reasons to be of good cheer”. It was a really beautiful tribute to 21 amazing things happening in the world, like charitable donations from mystery people and random acts of kindness. By the end of it I had that gooey, warm, tingly feeling you get when you remember what a beautiful place the world really can be. (I’ve put a link to it at the end of this post so you can experience the gooey-ness for yourself).
It got me thinking about my own reasons to be of good cheer and what brings joy to MY world… and I sat down and came up with the list below. While it’s doesn’t have the global impact that Pam’s list talks about, it highlights all the little things that bring me joy.
I have to say, I do a lot of ‘personal growth’ work, but I totally underestimated how much fun I’d actually have writing this.
When I was finished, I started thinking, “wouldn’t it be great if everyone shared all the beautiful things in their life with the people they love?”
You know how you often get family newsletters at this time of year but sometimes they can be a bit, well... mundane or superficial? This is a much more light-hearted, fun and personal 'newsletter' that really gets to the heart of all the things that brought joy to your own world this year. Imagine the sense of connection we'd get from sharing that with friends and family?
So I encourage you to have a crack at doing this yourself, and share it with someone over email. They'll get to know you better and also have the opportunity to create their own list and bring joy to their world.
24 things that brought Joy to My World in 2015
and as promised, here's the link to the original article that inspired it all! Thanks, Pam...