In our ever increasingly commercial world, Thanksgiving seems to just get steamrolled and pushed out of the way to quickly make room for Christmas. We barely have time to “count our blessings” before we need to turn our attention to buying gifts, baking cookies, singing carols, and going to parties.
And maybe, just maybe, you have had a rough year and it’s hard to find things to be grateful for, so you would rather not dwell too much on Thanksgiving, thank you very much.
I get that. I have been there, too.
Would you like to have a different experience when Thanksgiving rolls around again next year? Here are some simple ways to attract more abundance into your life.
1. Notice areas in your life that are already abundant. Maybe you have struggled financially this year, but your health is in excellent shape. Celebrate your good health! Thank your body for supporting you during difficult times. Show your body some love with a massage or a nice trip to the doctor.
Or maybe your health has taken a hit, but you are surrounded by people who love you. You enjoy meaningful connections with people. You care for them, and they really care for you. Celebrate those connections! Tell the people you love how much they mean to you and thank them for being in your life.
Or maybe you are struggling in your personal relationships, but you have had so many opportunities show up for you this year. New programs, a promotion, or new learning experiences have helped you to grow and expand in ways you hadn’t thought possible. Celebrate those opportunities! Think about all the ways your life is better now because of them and all the ways your life will continue to improve in the future.
2. Release your negative abundance. We are living in a time of great abundance! Don’t believe me? Take a look at your clutter. Those stacks and piles of stuff that you have are proof that you simply can not stop abundance from coming into your life. Your clutter consists of the abundance that you allow yourself to enjoy, the abundance that you think you deserve.
Let go of some of that clutter to make room in your life for the things that you really do want. And clutter isn’t just physical possessions! Are you carrying wounds and emotional baggage? The unrealistic expectations of others? Toxins or extra weight on your body? You can release that clutter, too.
3. Look for evidence of what you want. Imagine, if you will, that you have come over to my house on Easter. And you have no idea that I am planning an Easter Egg Hunt in my backyard. So, we take our conversation outside, because the weather is beautiful this day. During our chat, you happen to glance down and see this small treat at your feet! You pick it up, happy and excited at this wonderful little gift. You leave feeling delighted at the surprise that you found.
But you also leave with all the other treasures still unnoticed in the yard.
You could have filled your pockets with treats. I would have been thrilled to let you; we had plenty more for the others.
You simply didn’t notice.
Abundance is like that. It is literally scattered everywhere in our world, but we are often too busy with our hard work and challenges to look around and notice.
What if you made it a daily exercise to see the abundance that you want? If you want an abundance of money, start to notice things like spare change in the couch cushions, a ten dollar bill you had left in a coat pocket, a coupon in the mail, or your favorite item going on sale. If you would like an abundance of personal connections, notice when a friend calls, a stranger on the street smiles at you, or the cashier at the store asks you about your day.
Then write it down, and allow yourself to really feel grateful for these small evidences that the abundance you are looking for is coming. It is looking for you, too.
Because that is the biggest secret to attracting abundance: Gratitude. Your gratitude shines like a lighthouse on a foggy night, lighting the way for more and more abundance to find you.
And in case no one has told you this yet — Happy Thanksgiving!
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