How To Get More of What you Say You Want
Research and my mother have found that the things that give the most joy tend to be simple and peaceful. Too often though, they go unnoticed and therefore unappreciated.
Last week when I looked more closely I could see that I finally had what I'd been looking for:
A movie that taught me something
An “I love you” from an almost adult child
Dinner with a “family” of beautiful people
A doctor’s good report for my brother/friend
The sound of my son playing his guitar
The sight of my daughter making homemade cranberry sauce for 200 homeless folks
Watching my dogs play
A sermon that turned my old thoughts upside down
A call of appreciation for the work that I have done
Letting go of an old pain
The embrace of a new friend
I didn’t buy, seek, or need anything more. I was filled with joy.
Start making your list of the joy and peace that you have right now. Look at the list and say thank-you, for what you give attention to expands.
Leave trouble alone and grab a handful of joy and peace.
Be you, be well, be peace.
Bertice Berry, PhD.