I don't know if it's an age thing or not, but I am now at a stage in life where I'm actually honest, goodness, really, really working with my prosperity.
No longer am I just "talking the talk;" I am "walking the walk." I signed up for a class on wealth awareness. I also joined an investment club where we take real dollars, do real research and make real investments. We are like adults!
Don't get me wrong; I have no interest in happy bling, running a Lamborghini Veneno, using $ 100 bills to ignite "King of Denmark" cigars and vacationing at Mantangi Private Island Resort in Fiji. It's not at all at all.
Actually, according to Eric Butterworth, author of the popular book, Spiritual Economy, "prosperity" originates from latinrot, which translates: "according to hope" or "to move forward hopefully". Therefore, instead of assuming that the dark cloud will project itself behind the silver lining, I change my expectations from those who lack faith that everything will prove how I need it when I do it.
This is not like turning on a light.
You don't go away Winnie the Pooh's Eeyore to Inside Out s Joy overnight. For decades, I have left well-defined routes in my consciousness. I must actively work with it; especially when things do not seem to be moving in what I would describe as a "hopeful" direction. You know, the ceiling is leaking. (Ka-ching!) You have to take out a new mortgage just to buy groceries. (Ka-ching!) One of your biggest, more regular customers decides to go in "another direction." (Ka-ching!) Every time I meet, it can throw me back on my heels. After all, it's hard to feel "prosperous" when you rob Peter for paying Paul.
So, I learn to expand my definition of what is actually prosperity. For example, you have more money than a sheikh, but if your health prevents you from enjoying life, your personality is a poisonous waste dump and you come home to an empty – albeit well-decorated – home at the end of the day, I think we & # 39; Everyone puts money down and says you're not prosperous. Like so much in life, it's not about what you have, but about your attitude about what you have.
Therefore, to mitigate attitudes and remind us that wealth comes in many forms – including humor – I put forward Ten ways you did not even know you were already prosperous.
# 10) You accidentally drive to full service bin at the gas station and you do not move to self service.
# 9) Your soy sauce at home is poured out of a kitchen bottle; not from one of a collection of small packages that you have taken from Chinese restaurants.
# 8) The cost of the item is $ 8.95 and you are not waiting for the nickel change.
# 7) You are in the shower and the last little bottle of soap falls and you are not looking around at the bottom of the bathtub for it – and you do not feel obliged to not stick it to the new bar of soap so it would not be wasted away.
# 6) You have no longer collected "almost empty" ketchup and salad dressing bottles up and down the refrigerator.
# 5) You get a letter with a stamp that was not interrupted and you are not trying to steam it or not tear it off.
# 4) You stop at a cafe for a cup of Joe and you won't fill your pockets with sugar packs to take home later.
# 3) You get a big flat birthday present with pretty new wrapping paper and you tear it open regardless of whether you can use the paper next time.
# 2) The monthly interest on your savings account is MORE than the service fee.
And the number one way in which you know that you are well-being is to find yourself smiling, grateful for the moment.