Nadine on…Abundance

Waking up in Abundance

“I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.” ~ Martha Washington

It’s easy to focus on the ‘what I don’t haves’ than to focus on the ‘what I haves.’ Isn’t it? It’s easier to walk in misery than to be happy. Or is it?

It seems like it is the human condition coupled with the media blasting us all. the. time…to remind us of what it is we don’t have but that we surely MUST need. Because, hey! Look at this guy or that gal who have so very much more than us. That little green monster takes over more times than we might wish.

Ads everywhere you look! The obvious, television. And of course television’s cousins, magazines and newspapers…does anyone really read newspapers anymore? I miss those days for sure. But who has time to read a newspaper cover to cover save retired folk? The news we now get is shoved down our throats through the propagandized and dreaded email, and social media’s like Twitter and Fakebook.

And the main message is ‘You NEED this!’

It seems we cannot look anywhere without being marketed. We want. We want! WE WANT!

But take a giant Mother-may-I step back for a minute with me, will you?…We have.

We have so very much. We have so much that so many others don’t have.

We have in Abundance! That is my favorite word. Abundance.

To live free has a value beyond price.

To have an education, a job, be a home owner, have a soft comfortable bed to sleep in, someone (or something) that moves against you while you sleep?!!! All that…and a bag of chips.

I wake up feeling gratitude each and every day. Because I have trained my mind to do so. I have made up my mind to wake up grateful and happy in My Trailer Park.

It hasn’t always been that way though. For many seasons in my life, I woke up crying in my beer. Life was not what I thought it was supposed to be. Hiccups were plenty. And I just didn’t have enough I thought. I wanted so much more and I felt empty because it just wasn’t there.

But it was. It was there all along. But I was too blind to see it because I was too busy being washed by the blood of ‘I have not.’

Truly…we all have. We have everything we need. Just maybe not everything we want.

Cheryl Crow said it best I think in her song lyrics, Soak Up The Sun…”It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.”

So change your mindset. Look for the gratitude in each and every moment. And don’t ever forget, someone, somewhere has so much less.

Abundantly & Graciously yours,

Nadine Bodine

Your VERY Best friend in the whole wide world 🌎☮️❤️🚋