It’s been a little while since my last post, but I’m still here. Today I just want to express my gratitude to the Universe; it feels like it is actually responding to my needs at times.
It’s possible that it just seems that way because I’m now focussing on the positives coming into my life rather than the negatives, or it could be because the Universe is actually listening to me and being a good sport.
I’ve been putting out there the things that I want; friendship, fun, love, fulfilling work; and expressing the gratitude I feel for the good things that have already come into my life. Sometimes I’m surprised when the things I’ve expressed a desire for show up so quickly, or so exactly as I asked for. I want to make clear that things aren’t just dropping into my lap; I’m simply noticing more opportunities and following them to see where they end up. Sometimes it’s a dead end, but sometimes good things happen, for which I am always thankful for.
I know this sounds a lot like manifesting, and I suppose in a way it is. And the reason manifesting gets a lot of flack is because people think it is just a case of asking for something and sitting on their hands until they are given it, no hard work required. I’m not doing that. Nor am I being too specific about the things I want, as this creates expectations. Rather, I’m expressing intent and desire, and keeping an eye open for opportunities that cross my path, even seeking them out at times. It doesn’t really matter to me how the good stuff comes into my life, I’m just so thankful that it is now.
Synthetic happiness is also important here; I’m working on being happy with whatever comes into my life. Events that aren’t obviously positive just require a bit of extra examination to find the silver lining.
Thank you, Universe, for all the good in my life, in the past, in the present, and in the future.