Adequately Abundant

In the last two weeks I’ve spent an increasing amount of time complaining (inside my head and aloud) about the things I lack.  There just never seems to be enough time.  Or sleep.  There’s never enough food or readers or money.
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I’m a firm believer in Carl Jung’s adage that “what you resist, persists.”  If I continue to fight against, or complain about, the lack of fill-in-the-blank in my life, I’m just going to get more of it.
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The other side of that coin is far more exciting.  If I focus my energy on what I have and what I want I draw that energy to me.  If this all sounds familiar, let me stop and say that yes, I own The Secret, both the book and the DVD. I watch it every New Year’s Day.
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 If you can stomach the cheesiness (and there’s a lot), there is a great message here.

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It occurred to me today that I needed to set my sights on the abundance in my life. I started writing a mind map (I read about this technique from momcomm, my new go-to blogging site) of all the different forms of abundance I regularly experience.  It looked a little like this:
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 I’m not writing about each of these for a few reasons:
a)      some are a little private
b)      sharing every morsel of abundance in my life would be braggy and possibly even smug
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But the bottom line is this; it doesn’t matter how much I have.  It matters what I DO with that abundance.  It’s not enough for me to just sit with the contentment I find in this exercise.  I want to send that energy out into the world.  To you.  And you. Andyouandyou.
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It reminds me of one of my favorite songs, actually.  “The Sunshine Song” is one of my favorite lullabies that I sing to my kids at night regularly:
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If you can’t see the video, click here.
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What I promise to do with my abundance is:
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SHARE IT.  
            The lyrics say it best:
“A little light never hurt nobody/ send out your ray of sunshine.”
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I will be kind(er) to others.  I’ll smile. I’ll listen more intently.  (At least for 24
hours.  I’m no saint.)
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USE IT.
            Abundance is like kryptonite for self pity and it helps me stay in the solution.
            I was recently reminded of this by my husband:
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BE GRATEFUL FOR IT.
            I will express my gratitude to my support network that makes much of the
            abundance in my life possible.
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And that last bit leads me to you, dear readers.  You don’t realize it but you (yes, YOU) are making my dream possible.  Just by spending time at my little blog, you have become part of my abundance.  So thank you.
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