Celebrate every step

Life is about the small things

In my past I used a perceived lack of money as an excuse why I couldn't do something. That's no longer the case.

Once I changed my beliefs from one of lack to one of abundance it was easier to celebrate the small things in life, which (to me) are really the BIG things.

In school you get the lesson first, then the test.
In life you get the test first, then the lesson.

The beauty of a belief in scarcity -- which by the way led to years of my living in survival mode and barely scraping by -- is that I found clarity. Because it got bad. Really bad. To the point of having to sell off belongings to be able to eat, not to mention about a month of eating nothing but rice porridge or homemade bread every day. The cupboards and fridge were empty of everything, including condiments...

For someone who measures her wealth based on the choices and quality of food available to her, this period of my life was a test of my positive attitude and ability to inspire both myself and others. Seeing bare cupboards day after day was depressing and made me dig down deep to continue to see the bright side of life.

And I found out what matters most to me.

I discovered there are objects given to me by loved ones that mean so much to me that I am not willing to sell them, no matter if it means going hungry. And I found out that there are some experiences that make my life worth living. Simple experiences. And as it turned out, most of these require no money.

The most important thing to me is to allow love into my life, in all its myriad shapes and forms. And to spend my time with my loved ones and dear friends. Other than that, it's important that everyone I do business with is someone I care about...

This brings me to this question: what's important to you?

If you could live your dream life, what would it look like?
Do you dare to create it for yourself?

If I could do it, so can you...

I am grateful for the rain, even when it pours.
Rain brings rainbows.

Living an abundant and joyful life starts with seeing what you DO have and celebrating that. Because you get more of what you focus on...

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” ― Tom Peters