“What’s the point of being realistic?”–Will Smith
My social media mentor says, “Nothing wrong with re-runs.” In other words, if a post is popular and people need to be reminded of something, run it again.So abiding by those words of wisdom and wanting to spend my Saturday having an absolute blast with old friends in Flagstaff, Arizona, I am reposting this important reminder that we get out of life whatever we look for:
My name is Pam G. and, as of today, I am launching a brand new chapter of A.A. Unlike Version 1.0, my A.A. stands for Amazing Awesomeness and it only has two steps.
Step #1: Admit that… “something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.” First thing every morning, before throwing off your covers, before leaping out of bed (and it doesn’t take long in this program before participants do leap out of bed with joy and expectation), before firing up the old Mr. Coffee, proclaim to the world that something unexpected, exciting and amazingly awesome is going to happen to you today. It takes what, three, four seconds? Yet it’s one of the most important things you will ever do. The first few minutes of every morning pre-paves the next 24 hours with positive expectations. It sets up a powerful intention, a forecast on which you can focus.
And it never fails to come true.
Step #2: Come to believe… in blessings and miracles. Pretend you’re a private investigator assigned the task of finding all the beauty and largesse in the world. The dominant paradigm might suggest otherwise, but practiced with regularity, this ritual will force you to see things in a whole different way. Instead of looking for problems, be on the hunt for new blessings. Take on the mission each day of reporting back with at least three pieces of amazing awesomeness, three blessings that are different than the day before. I often liken myself to Lewis or Clark, scouting important new territory.
Because we get out of life whatever we focus on, practicing these two simple steps has the power to override and overturn the accepted paradigm.
Like Bill W.’s A.A, that has reformed the lives of millions, this new program (A.A. 2.0) can transform a “nameless squad of empty glass thinkers.”
I invite others to join me in tweeting their blessings (only rule is it has to be different each day) to my Twitter feed. Or feel free to leave your blessings here. By expecting and looking for a different, more kinder reality, we can, together in one jubilantly mighty whoop, uplift and lighten this tired old world.
Don’t you think it’s time?
I’m going to leave this post in my email Inbox. That way, when I open my email every morning, I will see the reminder that something Amazingly Awesome is going to happen.
I will do the same
Here’s to all us hippy dippy Squares full of Awesome Sauce! 😉
Thanks so much Pam, you have really opened my eyes.. I have asked for a pink car and am sure it is on its way..(my thoughts are bouncing it around a bit). Asked for a Rose and forgot about it. Asked for a gift wrapped in a package (48 hrs not up yet).
But hey guess what, I did get a Pink Rose from the most unexpected source… manifest ? I seem to have done it! Ye! ye! ye!
Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
I love this! It’s so easy to get trapped in repeating cycles of focusing on the distressing stuff but even the distressing stuff is easier to bear when you are looking for the miracles.
This morning the first thing I saw as the sun rose enough to light the world was three beautiful purple flowers all on the same stem, right outside my door.
This is a wonderful post, on a wonderful blog.
Many thanks, Pam!
Love your writing. I have launched a website for people to post and read, about amazing things that have happened to them. That’s the whole purpose of the site. Your amazing writing says it all. Thank you. http://www.somethingamazinghappenedtometoday.com
That’s cool! Where is it??
Something AMAZINGLY AWESOME did indeed happen to me today, just in time to see this “re-run” post for my benefit… Thank you, Pam Grout, Queen of Awesomeness! xoxo, R!