I’m a huge believer in the power of gratitude. Acknowledging what you have, living in a mentally prosperous space–not always easy, mind you!–and being grateful for the essence of your dreams in your life, even if the physical form hasn’t fully manifested.
If I’m honest with myself, I can readily see that the life I am living right this moment isn’t that far off from the life of my dreams.
I work for myself, so I can choose who I want to work with, and whom I do not. I set my own schedule and priorities. My husband is currently home with me all day, which I love. I have my furry kitty friends visit my lap off and on throughout the day. I have great friends and loving family. I’m in good health and am a very happy person. I feel valued and appreciated by the people in my life. All in all, it’s a pretty damn good life, full of comfort and love and so much I value.
Yes, there are things/situations I’d like to change. I’d like my own home, with more privacy, a more breathtaking view, and a place to grow vegetables and flowers. Oh yeah–and a whirlpool bathtub! I’d like more cash in the bank, even more freedom in my work life–ultimately, I’d like to only do work because I want to do the work, and not out of a sense of needing to do the work–but considering where I am, I have elements of all my wishes already resident in my daily life.
Sure, I’ve still got mountains to climb (and to enjoy the view). But the essence of my hopes, wishes and dreams are all there to some degree. I’d be doing the universe a disservice in not acknowledging and appreciating what I do have now. So my goal is to amp it up going forward. Yes, I have somewhere to grow. But the basic sense of happiness, contentment, love and “enough,” I already have. My dream life isn’t that far off from my today life.