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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Expand Your Havingness

I have a friend that is such a delight to be around and it's because she's happy.
One way she stays happy is by continually acknowledging all the good she has in her life. It may seem trivial, but hearing her mention how much fun she had shopping at a yard sale we went to and talking in detail about the great lunch we just had makes it more pleasurable to be around her. It allows me to relive the moment again and again, and each time it's just as pleasurable as the first. It also helps me to develop the habit of noticing how nice things are in my own life.
We live in a society that focuses on looking at what's wrong. The media is a classic example of this. Socially, it's perfectly acceptable to talk about your latest ailments or surgery publicly, but taboo to speak of having had great sex or even mentioning how thrilled you are to be making a lot of money or having an exceptionally great time. That's considered bragging.
I have a relative that can afford to travel a lot. She only has to work a couple of days a week and can take off whenever she wants. She's been having a blast seeing the world. I think it's wonderful, but some people are envious of her lifestyle.
If we're really living the life we desire and going after our own dreams, then we'd be truly happy when we see others succeeding and having a fun life.
So I'm inviting you to try an experiment, to deliberately look for good in your daily life. Behave as if good things are just around the corner waiting for you to find them. You'll be amazed at how much beauty you'll begin to see and how much
'good luck' you'll start to have. Life is what we make it. Dreams happen when we're enjoying ourselves, that is when we're in a state of allowing the miracles of the universe in. If you acknowledge all the good you already have, and make every segment in your day as pleasant as possible, then what you'll end up with is a happy, special life. See how much fun you can have, each moment of each day.


Here are a couple of Abraham-Hicks videos on appreciation and having more of what you want in life:







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