If we don’t appreciate the wealth that we have received already, we are more likely to miss out on the fulfilment of life it can bring.
Being grateful for one’s financial situation can be challenging at times. But we must master the “attitude of gratitude” for true wealth to be ours. For most people, managing their finances becomes a source of constant concern and pressure. There are few who can truthfully say they are consistently grateful for their ongoing financial situations. The more grateful they are though, the faster they tune into the forces that attract greater financial abundance. So many people are in the habit of constantly telling themselves that they don’t have enough money. This very attitude of “I don’t have enough money” can become a self-defeating prophecy and make their lives seemingly miserable. They often miss the many riches that surround them because they are too busy worrying or feeling “less wealthy” than others.
If we don’t appreciate the wealth that we have received already, we are more likely to miss out on the fulfilment of life it can bring. Our “life” is directly proportional to how much gratitude we have. If we don’t appreciate our life, if we don’t appreciate what we have, it becomes less meaningful to us and can simply become clutter. To transcend this feeling, begin making an ongoing list of all the things you can be grateful for: things that you already have, such as, money and other assets, and opportunities to produce more, so that you receive more. The Gratitude Effect can bring abundance as well as more overall life.
“Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected”
Everyone has wealth. If you think you don’t, you just haven’t recognized it yet because it’s in a form that eludes you. Your wealth can be in the form of your children, your friends, your business, your spirituality, your body, or anything really. It will take the form of whatever is highest on your hierarchy of values. If your highest value is your children, your wealth and your investment will be in the form of your children. When you are sixty, seventy or eighty, and you are retired, they will probably be taking care of you. Your investment will thus come back to you with its many rewards. If your highest value is your religion and your church, the church may provide for you when you get older. Once again, your investment will pay off. If you place the highest value on your physical body, then you may live long and healthy, and your body may be what supports you. If your highest value is money, your financial investments will most likely be the form of wealth that takes care of you in the future. If your highest value is your friends and your social circle, then these friendships will most likely help you sustain your quality of life into the future.
If you take one thing from this article, let it be the knowledge that you are not missing wealth. You already have something you can be grateful for. But if you would love your wealth to be in the form of your finances, you have to appreciate that form of wealth. You have to put it higher on your values list, or money is not going to show up in your life. The word wealth has more to do with well being than with money. Everyone has wealth and abundance, but it may be manifested in a different form for everyone.