- The Gift that Keeps on Giving
By Reggie Odom
Are you ready for wealth?
True wealth begins in the heart. You can create enduring
prosperity, and an endless waterfall of giving and receiving with one
simple but profound feeling and practice, gratitude. It's the best investment
you'll ever make.
The simple focus of gratitude lifts my spirits. It opens my eyes to all
the riches I have within and around me and my heart into a smile that
spreads across my life.
I am grateful for the breakfast I just ate, to a wealth of family and
friends. For the computer on which I am typing, to work that I love and
new ideas seeking expression.
I am grateful for the sweet Spirit of my dog child, to my new home in
the desert and the rabbits who play at the edges of the yard. For the
books and music that inspire me, to the champions in my life who have
believed in me. For my health & vitality, to the love I have and have
had over the course of my life.
I am grateful for every precious moment. . . I am rich beyond measure.
What's amazing is that once you get into the spirit of gratitude and
focus on what you have to be grateful for, you realize that it is endless.
You'll even come to be grateful for the unique package of you,
realizing that this too is a gift. Your gratitude for YOU naturally propels
you to claim and celebrate who you are, develop and express your gifts
and follow your dreams.
When you let the light of who you are shine, you make
a difference not only in your life, but in the lives of those around you.
Expressing your gifts, dreams and desires benefits everyone - it's the
way life works. And when you do this you inspire others to do the same.
Imagine the joy of fully expressing who you are and making a difference
in the world by letting YOU shine through.
Gratitude is the Mother Lode.
Gratitude is the source and supply of every thing that
is good. It is the seed of other high energy feeling experiences like
Love, Peace and Joy; of relationships that thrive; of energy and health;
of true wealth that blesses and nourishes you and - like a waterfall -
flows over to others.
The Universal Principles of Gratitude and Giving
When you are grateful, you attract more good into your life
and you are naturally more giving. When you are more giving, your heart
opens and you understand that there is no true distinction between giving
When you give, others benefit and that which you give expands
in your own life. And you experience the joy that always comes from heartfelt
giving, a treasure in itself.
Don't forget the key of receiving. When you recognize
and receive the inner and outer gifts in your life with an open heart,
you naturally feel grateful.
Your heart fills up and you experience what it's like to be an endless
waterfall of filling up and spilling over. You have more to give and your
receiving is a gift to those who give to you. You keep life and wealth
circulating and expanding.
The practice of gratitude is the consistent expression of gratitude.
It is an investment in true wealth. Practice gratitude, giving, and receiving
and watch everything that is good in your life grow before your eyes.
Here are a few practices to get you started or to spark
your imagination to create your own practices:
- Keep a gratitude journal. At the end of each day, write down 5 things
you are grateful for that occurred that day.
- Receive compliments. When others acknowledge you or compliment you,
take a breath, look into their eyes, smile and say, "Thank you!"
- Write appreciation notes. Write one note to someone each day in which
you tell them something you appreciate about them.
- Give regularly. And give of that which you think you do not have enough.
Time and money are usually best since the majority of people don't think
they have enough of either. Whether it is five dollars or five minutes,
give regularly. You'll feel richer each time and your accounts of both
- Be mindful of the everyday gifts such as the fact you are alive, the
sun that rises every morning, the water you drink, the air that you
Step into your greatness and build true wealth
with gratitude! Experience the joy and freedom of filling up
and spilling over - like an endless waterfall - with everything that is