November 02-An Attitude of Abundance
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” –Albert Einstein
Ami Mann, remembered by most musicians as the founder of the rock band ‘Til Tuesday, wrote a quintessential song of loss and moving beyond it in the luminously sad tune, For Jules. In the song, she says, “I count my blessings on my thumb…” We all are guilty of forgetting our blessings, our extreme and vivid abundance of gifts and graciousness often goes unnoticed as we focus instead on our absence of luck, money, love and laughter. We count our blessings on our thumb and forget about everything else.
Abundance is not something that surrounds us. Abundance is found only inside. If we feel abundant, we are abundant. There are people living on the street who feel happy and blessed , and there are those in mansions surrounded by all money can buy, who keenly feel they are among the unluckiest and saddest people in the world. We bemoan lack in all areas, not realizing the feeling of loss and longing directly affects our ability to count our blessings and realize there are so many more to come.
What makes you feel abundant? For me, it’s having a piece of cake from a plate of fine china and sipping tea from a Johnson Brother’s english tea cup. Abundance is hearing from my sons daily, getting a report on their lives and goings on. Abundance is being able to construct a living from the music business. Abundance is having someone to share life with.
Today, sit for ten minutes and create a list of your blessings. Thanksgiving is around the corner and now is a perfect time to open the door to abundance by focusing on your haves instead of your have nots. We attract what we think of all day long. We become the people we think we are. Abundance is an inside job.