Many times negativity speaks the loudest, making it easy not to see a blessing(s) was derived from the struggle or challenge that ensues.
While trying to find a new place that met our requirements, we had the challenge of selling the house we lived in. The market crashed right around this time making it doubly difficult to sell anything. Much less a two bedroom one bath property when everyone seemed to want three or more and at least two baths.
However, with perseverance in place we overcame the challenges. We were able to sell the property we owned. Although not exactly for what we thought, or what we thought we needed to obtain. And even though there were more than enough challenges we were able to purchase the new property. All in all, it worked out just fine.
And then what seemed to make matters worse was when we received the property value statement for our new house. Initially, we thought we’d made money by purchasing a place that needed work for a lot less than its value. But then the property values continued to decline on our new property making it less valuable than we first thought. It seemed our challenges were never going to end.
Awe, but they did!!
Quite frankly we were just so appreciative of our new home. The location and what it was to become only goodness would come from this.
We didn’t care that it seemed we didn’t get enough money from selling our old place. When looking back, we may not have gotten as much dollar wise at the time as we intended. But yet, if we look at how much that place was able to pay off while we lived there we gained more than dollars could repay.
And now living here the peace, tranquility and pure pleasure derived from owning much more heavily outweighs any dollar amount we may have lost selling when we did. Every time I go back to the city where we used to live, as I come home I’m reminded of how wonderful I feel, and how good I have it living here. That makes me even more appreciative of what I have. Bringing even more blessings to me than before.
Gratitude held for anything even something considered so small compounds into so much more that it will make your heart swell with an overwhelming peace. Your body begins to fill up with a feeling of love where you’re liable to feel as if you need to explode sending that good feeling around the world ten times over.
Just a few months ago handyman showed me our property value statement now. Even though it had not changed much or property taxes are declining which makes it a wash. Once again, we are making money just by owning the property.
TODAY, no matter what the challenge is being presented there IS a silver lining. If you stay positive or at least feel the gratitude for something presenting itself, you will overcome any obstacle. Compounding into more of a benefit for you in the long run guaranteed.
The law of the universe gives you what you’re concentrating about. So please take a moment today to see the goodness in any challenge being presented to you. If you do, at that moment it begins to magnify into something fantastic! It’s the law!
What is one thing that comes to you if I ask you to look at what your feeling grateful for?
Write it down.
Now write down five sentences empowering that one feeling of gratitude.
Studies have shown that people who practice gratitude are more likely to have a positive outlook. Be happier, and healthier than people who cannot see anything good about any challenge being presented.
Studies also have shown the more you expound on the concept of what you’re feeling grateful for the more it compounds for you.
Here’s an example:
I am so overwhelming grateful for Handyman (my husband) being in my life!
- His ability to see the world through the curiousness of a child brings tears to my eyes.
- His wit astounds me making me want to be more lighthearted and less severe about everything in my life.
- He is such a trustworthy person that his clients freely give him their keys to their properties right at the time they decide to do business with him.
- He brings my truck to the house, so I don’t have to trek through the snow to get it out of the shed.
- He loves me for who I am going way beyond what’s needed much of the time to keep me comfortable.
If you want to be happy and healthy loving the life, you have begin a ritual in which you take a moment each day identifying at least one thing that makes you feel grateful. Expand on it five times allowing it to compound into much more.