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Count Your Blessings

“You’re Riding So High, Sailing The Seas Of Success”*

One of the most essential and timeless secrets that I had to learn the hard way is that in order to improve your life, and take it to a whole new level, you need to count your blessings.

Have you ever wished that you were slimmer, taller, smarter, stronger, more talented, better looking, or better in some way other than what you are? Well, join the club.

You may have debts, a job you don’t like, bad relationships, bad habits, or regrets about past decisions, but what do you have to be grateful for?

“But How Long Will It Last Babe? That’s Just Anybody’s Guess”*

The best law of mind that you can learn to harness the power of is the law of gratitude. Because when you develop the habit of counting your blessings, you’ll then attract and be blessed with even more.

The best way to count your blessings is to put things into perspective, and to focus on your blessings by making a list of them.

For example, can you walk, talk, and hear? Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have nutritious food and potable water? Well, take a look around the world because lots of people don’t have those things.

And what country do you live in? I live in Canada where I’m free, have free medicare, and lots of options of what to do with my life.

“Let Me Give You Fair Warning, Tomorrow Never Knows”*

But, no matter where you live, can you read? Because if you can then you have the ability to improve your lot in life by reading self-help books, and if you don’t like reading then you can listen to free self-help audio books.

And if you wish that you were more talented then keep in mind that talents are developed. Yes, there are people with genetic advantages, but even they need to improve by practicing regularly, or their talents will fade away.

The best things in life are free, and since questions are the answer to counting your blessings – can you see? And if you were blind, what would you give for the priceless gift of sight?

“Ever Since Time Was Dawning, That’s Just The way It Goes”*

I’m often inspired by one of my heroes and his music. Adopted as an infant, Jeff Healey lost his sight to cancer when he was only one year old.

But, as fate would have it, Jeff was given a guitar at the age of three. Because he was so young and blind, he developed his unique way of playing the guitar on his lap.

Although later in life Jeff also mastered playing the trumpet, he was better known as a blistering blues rock guitarist and a singer. When you hear Jeff play the blues, you just know that he was the real deal.

“So Many Times I’ve Seen It Happen, Count Your Blessings While You May”*

Jeff struggled with cancer his whole life, and it finally took his life when he was just 41 years old, but he left us with the gift of his spirit and his soul that will live on forever through his music.

So, do you see that things could be worse? That even if you have genetic disadvantages, talents can be developed?But, most of all can you see that if you’re alive, and enjoy a reasonable degree of health that you’ve got it made?

Either way, next time you’re feeling down about your lot in life, or feel like complaining about what you don’t have, think about Jeff Healey or one of my other heroes – Terry Fox.

Then count your blessings, and remember to savor every day – even the bad ones.

“‘Cause Just When You Think, You Got It All,It Could All Get Blown Away“* {<Jeff Healey Song}

Vaya con dios, – The Unknown Musician.

Quotes -*Jeff Healey.

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In Everything Give Thanks

 “Gratitude Is The Fairest Blossom That Springs From The Soul”*

When you’re content with what you have, you usher in a deep state of mind that is spiritual in nature – gratitude. And gratitude is bliss.

By consciously developing a sense of gratitude in all things, you exalt the Divine Mind. This is the master key that unlocks the treasure chest and beauty of God.

Like all other states of mind, gratitude can ripen into habit. By giving thanks every day, you taste deeply from the fruits of gratitude. Then those fruits send forth a bountiful harvest.

“The Mighty Oak Sleeps In the Acorn”*

The term self-made might lead you to believe that it is a truism, yet nobody reaches the top of success mountain without many helping hands up along the way.

In  21 Success Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires {<Free Copy} by Brian Tracy, number 17 is “Get Around The Right People” for a reason.

When you set a goal, and take the initial steps, you’ll soon be getting help along the way from unexpected people.

You also get lots of help from your own subconscious mind, and the quantum field of energy that I call God.

So, don’t just give thanks for the human help, but also for the Divine help that you receive.

“‘Thank You’ Is The Best Prayer That Anyone Could Say”*

The key to getting what you pray for is to be grateful for it as though you’ve already received it. Because the emotion of gratitude emits magnetic vibrations into the universe that attract even more to be grateful for.

By focusing your mind on something specific through the fine art of prayer, you usually get what you ask for, or something even better.

“Gratitude Is The Sign Of Noble Souls”*

Gratitude is also a matter of perspective. By comparing disagreeable circumstances or events to what they might have been, you’ll often find that things could have been worse.

Look around the world, and you’ll find much to be grateful for. Do you have good food and potable water to drink? Can you walk, talk, see, and hear? Are you free to pursue your dreams? Most of all, if you’re alive and in reasonable health, then you’ve got it made.

A close friend of mine was afflicted with a health concern since birth, but it only strengthened this powerhouse of a lady to develop her natural gifts. Gifts that might have otherwise laid dormant.

An insightful poet and talented writer, she also became a superstar mother. Then her daughter in turn became one of the most talented artists around.

The lesson is, no matter how bad you think you have it, there’s always somebody else who has it worse. And winner’s like my friend always find a way to turn it around and give it positive meaning.

“The Essence Of All Beautiful Art, All Great Art, Is Gratitude”*

Find new creative ways to express your gratitude. Not only for material gifts, but for those who give to you of their time and effort – which is far more valuable.

Find unique ways of expressing your gratitude like mailing a handwritten letter. Then your gift of thanks will be infectious – it will effect that persons mood, which in turn will effect others.

Don’t forget to express your appreciation to those who are closest to you. It’s one of the strangest quirks about humans, but we all tend to take family and people that we see regularly for granted.

But, the truth is that one day they’ll be gone. Don’t let the regret live on after they’re gone in the form of – I wish I had told them how I felt, and how grateful I was…

“When The Night Is Darkest, The Stars Come Out”*

Gratitude comes to life when it is spoken aloud. Has a parent, friend, or spouse ever supported you by believing in you?

For myself, that special lady that I mentioned, was always there for me when I went through a living nightmare. Her faith in me, forever changed me, and I’ll always be extremely grateful and love her for it.

Remember, focus your mind on what you don’t have, and you get more of it. Focus on what you do have, and be grateful for it, and you’ll get more of that too.

The choice is obvious. Since the power of our thoughts affect our destiny, doing our best to choose positive thoughts instead of negative ones – is the wisest choice.

And since the best things in life are free, be grateful for them. Then you’ll soon discover that although gratitude costs nothing, it’s a huge investment in the future that will pay off many fold.

Thanks for your time and consideration, – Herb.

Quotes – *Henry Ward Beecher, *Ernest Holmes, *Alice Walker, *Aesop, *Friedrich Nietzsche, *Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

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How To Use The Law Of Attraction

“All That We Are Is A Result Of What We Have Thought”*

Deciding to master the law of attraction instead of being a slave to it, is the wisest investment of your time and effort that you could ever make.

This powerful force of nature can give you the God-like power to create the life that you’ve always dreamed of. By harnessing its power, and making subtle changes internally – you’ll change your world externally

The changes that occur will cause a shift in your awareness that digs deep into your soul. By literally transcending the airwaves with your thoughts and feelings, you’ll cross over the bridge of the space-time continuum to manifest the future of your desires.

“If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It”*

Like the law of gravity, the law of attraction is at work everywhere, all the time. And just like Earl Nightingale said in The Strangest Secret {<Free Audio} “We become what we think about”.

Therein lies the key to the law of attraction; whatever you dwell upon, you manifest into your life. Whatever you focus your thoughts & feelings on will come back to you.

The Easiest And The Best Way To Get Rich Is To Study Wealth

Focus on abundance, and you’ll attract abundance and opportunities. Conversely, worryy about debt and lack, and you’ll attract more of the same.

One of the best self-help books to help develop a money consciousness is T. Harv Eker’sSecrets Of The Millionaire Mind {<Free Copy}.

With your thoughts and feelings you create your future. Learn how to use this law consciously along with the law of gratitude, and good fortune will just flow your way.

Like Thoughts Attract Like Things

Positive thoughts and feelings attract positive things into your life. That’s why Napoleon Hill said in Think And Grow Rich {<Free Copy} that having a positive mental attitude is at the top of the list of his 17 success principles.

That’s why Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude  {<Free Audio} by Napoleon Hill & W. Clement Stone is my favorite self-help book.

Science proves that everything is energy. Even brain waves and feelings emit magnetic energy that attracts like unto themselves.

This is why being grateful for what you already have is the best way to attract even more things to be grateful for.

And by being grateful for what you ask for, as though you’ve already received it, is how to get what you pray for.

Use the law of assumption by acting the part of the type of person you want to be, and you’ll set in motion the law of attraction.

Thought vibrations attract back on the same frequency that they’re sent out. It’s like changing a TV channel – you wouldn’t sit there watching a movie that you didn’t like, so don’t set your internal vibes to anything that you don’t want to experience in your life.

You’re Made From The Same Energy As The Stars In The Night’s Sky

Like a spark has the same properties as the lightning bolt. You are a part of the Infinite Intelligence, so you have similar creative powers.

This is why an intense desire to accomplish something has greater magnetic pull than mere wishing, and taking action TNT {today not tomorrow} completes the miracle process.

Whatever’s going on in your life is a direct result of your past thoughts, feelings, and actions – or lack thereof. So if you don’t like your life, take responsibility, change your thoughts, then your life will change.

Put Your Goals In Writing

Less than 3% of the population put their goals in writing. And this same 3% own more wealth than the other 97% combined.

Use the power of affirmations and the mirror technique as described in The Magic Of Believing {<Free Copy} by Claude Bristol.

Meditate upon and visualize what you want often, especially in the morning, and at night just before falling asleep.

Pray to your subconscious and to your God for guidance and help. Then let the ideas just flow to you from out of the blue. Don’t question how things will come to you, just have faith that they will come.

Questions Are The Answer

For example, ask yourself what you have to be grateful for, then come up with a list, and you’ll instantly transform your state to one of gratitude. Then you’ll get even more to be grateful for.

Dial in the laws of attraction, assumption, and gratitude together, and tune out thoughts of poverty, doubt, and failure, and …the world is yours…

All the best – Herb.

Quotes – *Buddha, & *Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

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