Sometimes the choices we make in life are less than stellar. But sometimes the choices we make in life are absolutely brilliant!
The theme for this week seems to be choice. I selected a choice for president of the United States. I made the choice to finally let go of a person on my personal email list. I made the choice to write and post to my blog during these weekdays. And I also made the choice to participate in the Chopra Center’s meditation series on reaching and achieving abundance.
I love making choices! Well, OK… most choices.
I’m not overly thrilled at making the choice of what to have for dinner each night; nor am I thrilled to sit down and pay the bills when due.
But what I can be thrilled and excited about in those two tasks is the variety each of them can bring; especially, if I allow a grateful and gracious attitude into the mix while making dinner or paying the bills.
For instance, if I plan dinners ahead of time, let’s say for three or four evenings, that simple act will free up more time to do other things, make other choices that are perhaps much more fun! Same idea with paying the bills. If I schedule on my calendar the days to pay them and set reminders for my computer or phone, then I won’t worry as much about what bill needs to be paid and when. I can make the choice to move that information from my head to allow for more creativity inside it!
Now, these two examples may seem like a no-brainer to you; however, for a few of us overachievers and whatever-type-letter-of-the-alphabet-person another may be, this can be new and useful and helpful information!
Today I am making a choice of hiding a Facebook friend’s status updates from my newsfeed. I truly love this person, but the constant political rhetoric and gloating two days after the election is over is enough! (and we voted for the same person!) As much as I love my Facebook pal, they will go into hiding.
Later in my day, groceries will be gotten; not one of my favorite things to do either; yet, I will make the choice to put a little fun into that chore—still have to figure out what that will be, but fun it will be!
All the while of making choices that are less than stellar, I am grateful I can choose what’s best for me. I am grateful to have the ability to get to the store; I am grateful for the money in my pocket to buy what I need and want food-wise; and I’m grateful that I can pay my bills.
So you may have noted I made another choice: to be thankful for even the not-so-fun tasks; for they signify abundance in their own special ways.
How could you see abundance in your choices today?
To your success,
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
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