Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 23
“If you want to be chronically unhappy, I’m probably going to annoy you.”—Pamela Gail Johnson
Just a warning! I’m sort of in the mood to gush. So if you’re committed to being out of sorts today (It’s okay. I do it, too, sometimes), you may want to click out now.
I’m jazzed for many, many reasons. I’m heading to Montreal tomorrow for a press trip on urban gardens. My gorgeous daughter is sending oodles of cool pictures from her trip to Italy. And I’m pumped, because I’m alive and because all of you are JUST. SO. COOL!!! I love every last one of you—all your comments, all your stories, all your beautiful emails. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
And if that wasn’t enough, Hay House is currently rolling out the publicity campaign for Thank & Grow Rich. They’re tweeting and posting some of the book’s party games that readers can use to build their abundance portfolio. Even Louise Hay mentioned how much she’s enjoying them.
The first game (there’s a whole scavenger hunt along with gifts from the universe) asks readers to share something insignificant and/or impractical that they love anyway.
So far, just to mention a couple, I’ve seen new crayons, surprise candy bars, whistling, action figures, cold water with fresh peppermint, bluegrass music, cherry blossoms and opening the window to shout “Good morning” to the new day.
And while some might argue these things are “no big deal,” I believe they’re everything. Noticing your gifts (and we all have so many) is truly the secret to a meaningful life.
Gratitude puts you on a frequency of joy and awe that activates the magic.
It helps you see what God sees. It kicks off a magnificent spiritual adventure where you can see the signs, blessings and guidance that do NOT have an on and off switch. The only reason we miss them is because we’re too invested in the old story.
So here’s a NEW story from Melissa J. Haynes, a fellow Course in Miracles fanatic. You may remember her book, Learning to Play with a Lion’s Testicles (yes, really) that Ellen DeGeneres featured on her show and I featured on my blog after Melissa won the prize from my last book, E-Cubed.
Ten days ago, her best friend, Rufus, died. He was a beautiful German Shepherd who she’d asked to give her a sign that he was okay.
She told him “a beautiful sunset is not a sign. I want something really specific. I need to know it’s you, Rufus.”
Three days passed, no sign.
A few days ago, she took her three-year-old to McDonald’s for breakfast. Her daughter, as three-year-olds are known to do, asked for the obligatory toy.
When Melissa opened it, she nearly fell over. It was a stuffed dog with a blue wheelchair.
Her daughter exclaimed, “Why does he have a blue wheelchair just like Rufus? Is his name Rufus, too?”
“I don’t think so,” Melissa said. “It’s just Rufus’s way of telling us he’s alright. He’s just out of view.”
To see the picture of Rufus and his blue wheelchair and to read Melissa’s wonderful blog, click here:
So thank you guys for being here on this journey with me. I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for all you do.
Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy