“It’s not what happens but what you do that makes a difference.”
A few days ago I wrote about the slump I was experiencing. It was time to put into practice what I teach our grandchildren. Life was indeed serving me lemons. I shortly realized that it was time to make lemonade. Then the most amazing things started happening.
Our State tax refund that was randomly pulled for review and would possibly be delayed for 90 days was released and deposited in my checking account.
My stats of my weekly blog posting surpassed all previous weeks. On my Vision Board I had posted my dream was having 2000 viewers weekly. Last week 2212 people checked out my blog.
I received a letter from someone to whom I had written a letter of appreciation.
The following was helpful for me in moving forward:
I looked back to my resource material on the Enneagram to get a better understanding of myself and how I react to life's challenges. Once I understood what causes me to both thrive and survive I was able to “Let Go and Let God.” For those interested in learning more about the Enneagram I recommend this basic book to start, The Enneagram Made Easy by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele.
I reviewed my resources of affirmations I use to help me change my thinking especially when I am not in control of what is happening in my life. Here are a few of those affirmations:
I am enthusiastic and I have an excitement for life.
I am creative and a great problem solver.
I am enjoying a life of spiritual and financial abundance.
My boss before retirement taught me a great lesson. He always caught me doing something right and broadcasted that to upper management. This caused me to get international recognition for my Creative Marketing program.
I decided to focus away from myself. I did what I was taught by catching someone doing something right and letting them know about it. I wrote a letter to the person who motivated me last week with his inspirational talk. I let him know how much his words meant to me and how he lifted my spirits. He wrote back and said he was in a challenging time in his career and my words of appreciation were appreciated by him
Lessons I learned:
Do not give up on your dream of living and creating a life of abundance.
Regardless of surprised curve balls in life, keep expanding the tools in your resource library. Quick accessibility to the adequate tools can expedite recovery.