Abundance is about Much More than Dollar Signs and Bank Account Balances
Many times, when people think of abundance, they immediately envision dollar signs. The concept of abundance is often confused with wealth. However, it’s important to make a distinction between the two. They are definitely not the same. Money is a resource; it’s a tool for obtaining material things that you want. As we discussed in yesterday’s post, abundance refers to living a life in which you possess more than enough. An abundant life is one of close personal connections, meaningful experiences, and feelings of contentment. It’s about being happy and fulfilled. Let’s look at just some of the ways abundance can manifest to help you create a great life.
Opportunity and Experiences
When you live a life of abundance, you’ll notice that meaningful opportunities and experiences will begin to come your way. The reason is that you’re doing the things you love and showing appreciation for what you have. An abundant mindset involves knowing that there is plenty. When you’re out there living your best life, it just makes sense that your path will take you places that provide serendipitous results.
Friendships and Relationships
Many of us underestimate the power of connection. Human interaction is necessary to positive mental health and well-being. Positive relationships energize us and provide a source of support. This network is also there to help celebrate the big things, along with life’s little moments. Interpersonal relationships enhance our lives.
Health and Vitality
The physical and emotional well-being of you and your loved ones is definitely something not to take for granted. If you’re a healthy and vital adult, you have one of the greatest gifts. The ability to move freely allows you to obtain the opportunities we talked about earlier. I realize some of us may be healthier and possess more energy than others, but overall general wellness is something to treasure. It adds to your abundance.
Gratitude and Appreciation
This brings me to my final point. Having an attitude of gratitude is crucial to abundance. Appreciating what you have in life contributes to the understanding that there is plenty. I recommend taking some time on a daily basis to write down the things you’re thankful for that day. Making a list of just three to five things every evening before going to sleep will provide you with much-needed perspective regarding your good fortune. Abundance involves feeling satisfied with an appreciation of your life.
This list certainly isn’t all-inclusive, but it’s a good start at understanding what it takes to discover the abundance in your world. If you feel one of these areas is lacking, perhaps taking some time to refine that aspect can benefit your sense of plenty.