Anything in life worth having requires a bit of energy, and happiness is no different. The good news, however, is you have the superpowers necessary to supercharge your life with greater freedom, appreciation, and love right now!
1. Forgive Someone.
“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.” – Hannah Arendt
Contrary to popular belief, forgiveness is not for the other person- it’s for you. Resentment wreaks havoc on your life like an out of control drunk unwilling to leave the party. Forgiveness loosens the grip that person/incident/event has on you, allowing you to move forward. Forgive someone right now and be amazed at what transpires. The person you forgive might even be you!
2. Practice Gratitude.
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle
Our economic system is predicated on the notion that something is lacking in our lives, and once we purchase that wondrous thing, voila!, then we will be happy and complete. It’s so ingrained in our lives, unless we consciously make awareness to it, it’s easy to start believing we truly are lacking in our lives when we aren’t lacking at all. If you vibrate in limitation and lack, you will continue to create things that are limited and lacking!
I thought I had gratitude, but it wasn’t until I spent time volunteering in Africa last summer that I truly gained perspective on the abundance in my life. Now I’m sincerely grateful for the most simple things like a bed to sleep in and a roof over my head. I’ve found being in gratitude for even the smallest things makes the world shine brighter.
Even amid the most trying circumstances, if all you can be grateful for is the air you breathe or the legs you stand on, this shifts your space in to one of greater abundance. Once you start finding gratitude for little things in your life, it will gain momentum and soon you will begin to find gratitude for all sorts of things you never noticed before. Just as I’m falling asleep, I like to recall all of the things I’m grateful for as I drift off.
3. A (Not So) Random Act of Kindness.
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ― Lao Tzu
Do something for someone else today. Put money in a stranger’s meter, help someone with their grocery bags, pick flowers, write a kind note, compliment someone’s smile, tell a friend or family member how much you value their presence in your life, genuinely celebrate someone else, go out of your way to make someone else’s life a little easier.
The gift is truly in the giving. We are innately, loving beings that get confused by the dog-eat-dog, competitive matrix that has us believing in a fearful, scarce world. Do something kind for someone else and feel yourself return to love instantly.
Which one will you put into action right now?
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