The progress we make in life is something that often goes unnoticed when it fact it should be celebrated every day. Whether it’s the relationship(s) you have, the house you live in, the confidence in yourself that you built, you have gifts that you were once striving for. When you acknowledge how far you’ve come, you experience pride and satisfaction which are important but also, this gives you the self esteem and faith to keep moving forward.
I remember visualizing the type of home I wanted when I was living somewhere that did not represent my ideal situation: I wanted a place filled with natural light. My wish was for a peaceful neighborhood surrounded by nature. My heart wanted to eel a certain way in that home. There were some detours along the way (that is part of the journey) but I eventually ended up somewhere that corresponded to that feel I was yearning for.
In fact, life has brought be to at least 3 homes in my life that were far beyond what I had dreamed of for myself.
There are other aspects of my life that are still a work in progress and I have dreams for those too but I never forget what I did create for myself that was once just something in my imagination.
Notice the gifts in your life. Think back to years ago when you were perhaps visualizing certain dreams and desires that are Now reality. Celebrate the fact that you had what it took to manifest what was in your mind and your heart. It’s not about being full of ourselves to bragging to others (that’s the Ego taking over). It’s about realizing the power we have to create magic and notice when we do.
Be thankful for the present moment. Yes, strive to create even more magic in your life but don’t let those yearnings eclipse all the blessings you already have.
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