How often, in your world, do you see or notice the things you do have?
I feel like it's been easy for me to straight up not see any abundance in my life because I'm so focused on getting that one thing that I DON'T have!
I've been changing my mindset to see my goals and my dreams not as something that's lacking in my life, which produces a negative energy for me, but as something I'm working towards! It creates a different relationship - one from throwing a 5-year old WalMart fit because I don't have it and want it right now, to a creatively curious adventure of taking small steps every day and watching how it unfolds in front of me.
It's easy, so so SO easy to write off what we truly want, what we truly desire as impossible or unattainable. We do that because we don't take the time to either define what that actually means to us AND we don't see that big dream in the tiny small puddles of achievement that we get to jump in!
Remember jumping in puddles when you were little?!?! You'd find as many as you could when it rained - there was always more than just one! No matter what you were wearing or where you were going, and certainly despite anything your Mother said, you just felt the urge!
Knowing it might get you messy, knowing you would make a huge splash and not know where the water would end up! Possibly knowing that your Mom might get mad but taking the chance because the joy of the jump was always worth it!
When was the last time you took a chance on yourself despite your hesitations, your fear and your worries? When was the last time you said, "I'm just gonna give this a try - or a jump - without knowing the outcome and I'll figure it out along the way"?
More specifically, time and money for me. When I feel like I'm "wasting time" because something didn't go as efficient as I want it to, I think to myself, "There's more where that came from."
Or when I'm paying a bill, paying for a new pair of glasses, or taking action on a impulse to buy a friend a book that would be perfect for her to read in her current creative life season, "There's more where that came from."
Rushing around never really gets you anything except a quick heartbeat, a shot of cortisol, lost keys, dropped lunch boxes and a speeding ticket on the way to work. This is a huge practice for me and I'm thankful for the peace I've experienced along the journey so far when I take the time to remember, "There's more where that came from."
Find a puddle. JUMP! And remind yourself, "there's more where that came from"!