Last night I was expressing my gratitude as I was emptying my wallet of all the receipts I had in there. When I go shopping, I like to get the receipt handed to me. I then either slip it into my wallet, or I fold it in half (so it will fit) and save it in my wallet.
Although I would like to have a ritual of clearing it out at the end of each day, that usually does not happen. As a result, I will have a week or two worth of receipts stored up in my bill fold. Ironically enough, I typically have more receipts in there than cash bills!
Back to the point of this short little gratitude story… I was cleaning out all the paper I had in there and lo and behold! I ‘found’ a twenty dollar bill that I did not know I had! What a happy feeling!
I love when the Universe presents me with money. “I’m a Money Magnet! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!”
Have you ever noticed that things come to you, not necessarily when you go struggling and looking for them, but when you are at ease? The times when you let go and go with the flow, life is easier! When you don’t focus frantically on something, it gets presented to you! When you are in a state of gratitude, everything is just right.
There have been plenty of times when I had more month left over than money in my bank account. Not a good feeling! There were times when my commitments surely would take more time than was left in the week. What to do? What to do? I remember getting all panicked wondering where the money would come from! How could I finish up what needed to be done. I felt DOOMED! Perhaps you have felt that way also? Not a good feeling, huh?
These days, I don’t focus on the money. Really! I don’t know when pay day is. I don’t worry about not being able to pay bills. I express my gratitude for my jobs and the fact that I have them! I am not willy-nilly and foolish when it comes to money, but it is not my focus. I do the right thing (at least I think I do), I do what I know needs to be done in order to earn the money, and it comes.
If money is tight, do what you have to do. You cannot sit around and hope for money to show up. You need to participate in the process. Actively seek out income producing activities. Work towards earning an income.
But, don’t stew on it!
The Gratitude Guru