How often do you get excited
about something that has happened in your life?
Think about that. (I’ll wait.)
(Still waiting … don’t just read
the blog … get a thought or two about that question, please?)
Good. Now, tell me: Was that excitement about something wonderful
or about a tragedy, problem, or current challenge?
Sadly, it may have been the
latter. While the evening news may touch on an act of kindness at the very end
of the program (and kudos to them if they do), we seldom if ever hear about good
news at the top of the hour.
Mass murder sells.
Advertisers know we are
statistically more likely to stay glued to the screen watching those stories
(and then stay to watch the commercials), than we are to watch a feel-good segment.
If we are not careful, we can get
sucked into the psychology of marketing in our daily lives. With disturbing
news all around us we must consciously direct our minds to seek out the good.
We are challenged to notice the so-called small things, which are often the
truly important and significant parts of our lives.
I invite you to participate with
me in “rampages of appreciation!” We certainly know how to rant and rave about
all the negativity in the world. Why not kick our attitudes up a notch or two
and start a rampage or two about the great things happening in our lives; about
how great that two-hour nap was; what our most recent wins have been; or,
acknowledge the people most important in our lives who daily support our
madness and genius?
This term, rampages of appreciation, comes from the entities known as Abraham,
while speaking through Esther Hicks. They noted we can lie in our beds and
visualize the changes we desire. This is basic metaphysics and no great
revelation of merit. But what they said next may be the clincher for how we can
have more of the lives we desire:
“You just can’t be too concerned
with who gets the credit.”
Wow. Think about that. How many
times have we gotten exactly what we
wanted, or something better, but discounted the win because the answer came
from someone we didn’t want to hear it from? Or, our manifestation and joys
dropped in our laps in a way we weren’t quite ready for?
We need to be appreciative of our
gifts, our joys, our happiness, and all the great things that happen in our
daily lives – no matter how they appear and through whom. And then, with all
the energy we may have given in the past to what’s wrong in life, blast into
our day with rampages of appreciation of all the good we deserve.
This week I am challenging everyone
who posts a negative item (meant to shock, not educate or find a solution), to post
THREE positive, uplifting, and encouraging ones. Join me?