A year ago, I didn’t picture myself on a first class flight to Toronto from my new home in Vancouver, with my incredible room mate/wife/awesomeness partner Kelsey. My life has been chock-full of jet setting and giggles these days, and I have never been more grateful to be exactly where I am. Did you know they have adjustable tabletops in first class? So convenient.
I’ve been in the Air Canada Maple Leaf Executive Lounge twice in the last two weeks (it may not sound like a big deal, but I’ve never flown this way before!). And you know how I got to experience these things? By manifesting them, and by expressing gratitude to be exactly where I am. Some people like to call this luck; I like to call this being awesome. Don’t get this blog post confused with bragging. This is post is straight up gratitude.
What is gratitude? It is the act and state of thankfulness. It is thinking in a way of abundance versus lack. It’s focusing on “Oh my gosh, look at all these amazing people, opportunities and things in my life. Thanks Universe!” It’s appreciating what is right in front of you, not looking off into the distance hoping to see something else.
Now, that isn’t to say that goal-setting isn’t important. Goal setting and setting intentions are integral parts of my life. But how can you expect to receive when you don’t notice what you’ve already been given? Imagine if every gift you gave somebody was received with the question “What else?” You probably wouldn’t want to give them a gift, ever.
What do you have in your life that you may have looked over? Maybe it’s the fact that you live at home and don’t pay rent while you save to move out. Or even though you don’t have much of a savings, you still have food on your plate at every meal. Even better, maybe you’re in a supportive, loving relationship with someone that shares your values and wants you to succeed.
I am grateful to be able to visit my hometown, all expenses paid. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to increase the abundance in my life with high-vibing people that care about me and my success. I am grateful for the excellent service I am being given while I type up inspired blog posts for the world to read. As I express gratitude for the life I am living, I allow more incredible experiences into my life. Well… okay. Thanks Universe!