I love it when... these things knock me right back into the Vortex:
I love it when my cat walks over me and sits on my chest staring at me to wake me up.
I love it when the sun shines great golden beams of light down on just one little area alone on a cloudy day.
I love it when I get an unexpected text asking me to go out for a drink after work.
I love hearing dolphins laugh.
I love it when it rains so hard, the power goes out and all I can do is light candles and watch for lightning.
I love that first sip of fresh coffee in the morning. Ahhh!!!
I love it when my adult son explains a concept to me that I remember teaching him when he was a boy.
I love it when my oldest friend says, "I knew you were going to say that."
I love it when I suddenly realize - I've come a long, long way, and I ain't so bad, after all!
I love it when my cat comes and lies down on my arm to sleep.
I love it when it's cold and I can cuddle up with a blanket in my big soft chair and read all afternoon.
I love knowing my family are ok.
I love the fresh air and sunshine today.
I love knowing that when I can't figure something out, I can find help.
I love this peace, this quiet.
I love tea.
I love feeling like this.
LOL!!! How about you? :)
Some years ago, I stumbled across an excellent Rampage of Appreciation from Abraham on one of their DVDs.
I thought it was so good that I typed it all in at the time. Your question reminded me of it and I've managed to dig it out again...and here it is :)
By reading the Rampage of Appreciation from the first statement to the last, it will leave you in a better-feeling place about your financial situation.
There might be a video snippet somewhere online of Abraham actually doing it but I haven't looked.
Financial Rampage of Appreciation
Abraham-Hicks Alaska Cruise (forgotten which year...mid 2000's, I think), DVD 3, 1:35
ADDED - SEP 8, 2014
Finally found a version of this rampage on YouTube. Enjoy :)
I appreciate watching my dogs running and playing together in the early mornings.
I appreciate my husband's support, friendship, companionship and love.
I appreciate our house.
I appreciate driving my Jeep which is so fun.
I appreciate my old friends.
I appreciate my new friends.
I appreciate my loving family.
answered 13 Jun '12, 21:56
I am thankful for my comfortable car I am thankful for a wonderful husband I am thankful for the best dad in the world I am thankful for my family I am thankful for the fantastic opportunities that have been coming my way I am thankful for my money I am thankful for knowledge I am thankful for the sky I am thankful for Inwardquest .... I could go on and on
answered 14 Jun '12, 05:09
I just love and feel the greatest pride when my mind wins over circumstances.
Most of the time we get subdued by circumstances. When you manage to make it other way around, it's amazing. I find that usually we are carrying two mindsets "to do" and "not to do"... it depends on other factors which one is the primary and rules at time. It's rare that one takes over completely, but when especially "to do" mindset does take over fully, you become unstoppable. I remember one time at gym I was lifting weight and my muscles were burning like hell, usually I would just stop, thinking it's enough, but "to do" mind was full speed on and it said no - you keep on lifting. It ignored all the pain and I just went on and on. To places in my mind where I've never been before, prior to that I did not believe how far you can go, there was no doubt or worry, it was pure trance.
That's why I love mind, it can set itself free and limitless and this will reflect on everything around you. The circumstances will become slave and your mind the master.
answered 14 Jun '12, 06:00
Thank you for this gorgeous day, thank you for waking me up to the perfect combination of the warm sun and crisp air coming through my window!
Thank you, that the first sound I heard this morning was the voice of my 2 year old son calling my name. I could hear the enthusiasm in his voice that he was ecstatic and ready to start another day!
My, son! I am so grateful for my son. He brings such joy and excitement to every single second of every single day. Thank you for his belly laugh, which is music to my ears, and yet, is so natural and comes so easily to him. Thank you, that through him, I have remembered how to play, laugh for no reason, and how to love unconditionally.
My family, Thank you for my family. I feel so incredibly lucky to have each and everyone of them in my life. Every single second of every single day I feel the overwhelming love that surrounds me consistently!
My mom, I am so grateful for my mother. She has taught me how to be humble. How to treat others the way that I would like to be treated and to have love and respect for all of nature. I love you mom and thank you for always being there for me and teaching me how to be a great mother from watching you.
My brother, I am so grateful for my younger brother, who I am so proud of. You have become such a wonderful man, father, uncle! Thank you for your heart of gold. Thank you for always being there for me and thank you for the peace of mind of always knowing that I can count on you for whatever it is I need and whenever it is, that I need it.
My other brother, you are such a role model to your children and for everyone you come into contact with. You are such a wonderful husband, father, uncle, hard worker. You have such a busy schedule and yet you make time to drive 2 hours on a consistent basis to come visit so that our relationship stays strong and so that our children can become best friends just like we were with our cousins
My grandmother, I am so grateful that I have been able to share this reality with you. It is my wish that I can one day see the world the way that you view it. You always do the right thing, even when no one is watching and you have the wonderful ability to see the good in every single situation. It is because of you that our family is so strong, you have passed on family values from one generation to the next and I know that the love and the closeness that I feel to everyone around me, started with you.
Life, thank you, thank you, for allowing me to love life to the point where every morning I burst into tears because there is so much that I am grateful for!
I love the view from our kitchen. I love puppy and kitten kisses. I love reading these rampages. I love the source of us all. I love my family, my neighbors, my town, my state, my country, my world, and all the rest.
answered 14 Jun '12, 16:27
I am thankful for my son, my mom, my family, my cat, my nice cozy home, my nice warm bed, good food, clean water, clean air, I am thankful for my good running vehicle, my job, wonderful people to work with, my clients, indoor plumbing and running water water, I am thankful for electricity, my washer and dryer, a nice hot shower, beautiful trees and flowers, I am thankful for Inward Quest and all the people that make it what it is, and all the authors and all the books I have read that have helped me, I am thankful for the internet to connect us with the information faster, I am thankful that there is always more good stuff, more money, more food, more of whatever it is we need so we needn't worry, I am thankful for this moment right Now.
answered 14 Jun '12, 18:13
I never really understood this question but the more I look at it you are saying you made a list of things you appreciate and what is mine if I were to make a list.
I have given this some thought and instead of finding things to appreciate I appreciate everything around me. After all everything around me I either use or wanted or liked even if only at one time but now it is background.
There is so much that even when we take for granted and stop appreciating we need realize the fact that most people on earth do not have those things. Even something as simple as a pencil! If we add up all the people on earth we have to come to the conclusion the majority do not have a pencil and many never even seen one!
It is simple to appreciate the roof over our heads but have we thought about the nails and boards and shingles that make that roof? How about the builders that built that roof? And the makers of those nails and shingles, the lumbar yard that sold the wood to the builders to make the roof? The fact is we can appreciate everything right down to a nut and bolt or screw because without those nuts bolts and screws the things we have to appreciate couldn't exist!
Take for example this computer I can say I appreciate this computer but I need to as well appreciate the company that made it and the technicians that built it, all the parts inside of it from the fan to the microchips. Everything the springs in each key, if just one spring were missing it wouldn't be a joy to write this.
Where you really start looking around and appreciating you start with the big stuff but start to realize without the small stuff the big stuff couldn't exist. Even ourselves we couldn't exist without our bones and organs and we keep getting smaller our cells and atoms that make us up!
It is really amazing when we think about it, like I said about my pencil there is a lot to appreciate there! The pencil it self but then we need to appreciate the lead in the pencil and the eraser without it we couldn't correct mistakes. Also the metal band that holds the eraser that was a good idea and works very well. The wood that the pencil is made from, the tree that provided the wood. The miner that mined the lead for the pencil. The chemist that invented the eraser on top. The engineer that designed the pencil. The paint on it so that it does not soak up sweat or body oils when we write it feels good to use time after time.
It is amazing when we start to wonder about anything we have and look at the chain of everything that had to be perfect for what we have to exist and all the cooperation it took from non-existent to finished and sold to you. It is amazing and shows there is so much to be thankful for and to know that everything it is most of the people on earth do not have it so appreciate it. :-)
Then we can expand and think of other planets, most planets in our solar system do not have water! Most do not have air! We have so much to be thankful for from God himself as well from the largest to the tinniest of things. We may appreciate an apple we have to eat. But now we have to appreciate the skin of that apple that keeps it clean and fresh, the pulp of the apple that taste so good. Those annoying little seeds too because without those there seeds that apple tree would not have existed to give you that apple. The tree the apple came from, and the farmer that picked the apple to sell to you. The bill collectors that the farmer has to pay so he has his farm to earn the money to pay them so he sold his apples to the grocery story you bought your apple from. The economy that makes it possible for the grocery story to sell you that apple. That was going up the scale, now going down the scale each atom of that apple, the sun and the rain that provided that nutrition to make that apple grow on the tree. The soil with its nutritious minerals that fill that apple. The grass and old dead leaves that provide the nutrients for the soil for the tree. When we keep going we finely have to be so very very thankful to God for everything even the fact that we are breathing and alive to enjoy everything.
It is not hard to find things to appreciate, they are all around us from nature to machines and computers there is so much to appreciate, yes even a pencil. :-)
What does it do for me?
It makes me feel very blessed and loved by God indeed. :-)
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