31 Days Of Simplicity: Meditations to Help You Live With Greater Joy and Serenity
by Candy Paull
Though life continually offers its riches to us, it is easy to become caught up in the daily grind and miss the blessings that are right in front of our eyes. We need to be reminded of the treasures of abundance that our lives already hold. 31 Days of Abundance offers a month’s worth of inspirational thoughts, quotes and practical actions that remind you to appreciate and embrace the gifts of life today.
Though life continually offers its riches to us, it is easy to become caught up in the daily grind and miss the blessings that are right in front of our eyes. We need to be reminded of the treasures of abundance that our lives already hold. 31 Days of Abundance offers a combination of inspirational thoughts and practical actions that remind you to appreciate and embrace the gifts of life today.
Celebrate a month of abundance with this inspiring collection of quotes, meditations, and action steps. Meditations include:
- See the Splendor in the Ordinary
- Look for Hidden Possibilities
- Redefine “Foolish” as “Creative Freedom”
- Live with What You Love
- Enjoy What You Have
- Take a Soul Vacation
- Celebrate Your Senses
- Be a Child for a Day
- Surround Yourself with Supportive People
- Take Time to Smell the Roses
Celebrate the abundance in each moment. Make simple choices that remind you how rich you already are in the things that count. Take a drive down a winding country road, drink a soothing cup of tea, read a good book, spend time meditating, get together with friends, and love life just a little more. Enjoy the little things, for you may one day look back and realize that they were the big things. Find encouragement, contentment, and delight as these simple ideas inspire you to create and celebrate more abundance every day.
Candy Paull’s writing is the readable equivalent of Earl Grey tea, steeped in a pot, and served in your grandmother's china. That is: it warms you through and through.
Victoria Moran, bestselling author of Creating a Charmed Life
Cultivate the Art of Contentment
Our consumer society feeds on fears of scarcity and feelings of desire, telling us that more is never enough. Wake up from the trance of scarcity thinking to the abundance hidden in the every day. Every moment offers a wonderful opportunity to see God in the details, and you can begin right here and now.
Living lessons of abundance hide in the heart of a lovely rose. Bugs and bees and butterflies busy themselves in nature’s glorious creation. The stars remind you of the vastness of the universe. Find contentment in the simple things in life: sunsets, delicious food, loving friends and family, beautiful flowers, and peaceful pleasures.
We live in and ascending scale when we live happily; one thing leading to another in an endless series.
Robert Louis Stephenson
- List twenty-five things you are grateful for today, such as: a bed to sleep in, good work to do, a friendly smile, a rose on your desk, etc.
It’s important to take care of yourself. Yet if you’re like most people, you probably put yourself last on the “to do” list. Taking time out to relax, refresh, and de-stress is an important part of nurturing your soul. If you’re exhausted and frazzled, you won’t do anybody any good, including yourself.
Take time for a warm, soothing herbal bath. Get a massage. Take a nap. Take a full day off—sleep in, read, putter, relax. Put work aside, save the chores till later, and go out for a walk. Pamper yourself and it will pay dividends of energy and renewed perspective.
The good life is not only good for one’s conscience; it is good for art, good for knowledge, good for health, good for fellowship.
- Set aside a full day off as a Sabbath for your soul. Rest, meditate, relax, get away—do whatever you want to do.
- Candy Paull, November 2010
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