Word for the Week: Grateful

This week I started to read the Secret by Rhonda Byrne. I’ve had the book for about 10 years and have not read it right to the end because there were one or two quotes in the book that I don’t agree with. But now I’ve come to terms with the fact that I don’t have to agree with everything and that I can still take value from the rest of the book.

So this time, I have pushed past the paragraphs that so irritated me before and have found some nuggets that have resonated deeply with me. One of the nuggets has been a gentle reminder to continue with the gratitude practice that I started about 5 years ago. Although I do practice gratitudes, it has been more adhoc than a practice of late and the book has reminded me of the difference.

So for the first time, I have acknowledged that I am grateful that I was retrenched. Few are retrenched with the generosity that I experienced. The retrenchment package has enabled me to pay off all our debt, so today I also remembered to be grateful to be debt free. I have also for the first time acknowledged how deeply grateful I am to be spending so much time with my family. I am grateful for the meals that I have been able to cook for my family. I am grateful for the time at home to support my daughter through some crucial exams. I am grateful for the time to uplift myself. I am grateful for the time to get healthy and fit.

Up until now, I have put a lot of my thoughts and energy into getting a business off the ground and I realize from reading the Secret that perhaps by not acknowledging and not being grateful for the gift of retrenchment that it may become more difficult to move forward. My focus has been mostly external this year and I now believe that bringing my focus back to myself and back to what it is I really want will enable me to find the clarity that I’m seeking from within.

I am a great believer in the law of attraction. I have had some amazing successes that I can only attribute to this law. I realized that the law has not been working in my favor for a few years now because I have sent confusing, mixed messages out to the universe. I have just not been able to make up my mind about some important things. And I have flip flopped with my thoughts too much. The law of attraction requires clarity and crystal clear thinking. I need to know what it is that I want and I need to make the right choices and to let the universe know what they are. So this week I have worked steadily and intentionally on getting my thoughts just right so that there is no uncertainty as to what I want.

Until next time ☕️

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