Day 83, Reason 83: Today I’m so happy that I’ve created an album filled with my visions and dreams
“It’s a beautiful day and I can’t stop myself from smiling!” Yep, I’ve got Michael Bublé going round my head, but really, it has been a BEAUTIFUL day and I’ve been smiling throughout. 🙂
I was up very early again this morning – I’ve still got to master the art of waking up early AND feeling good, but I know I’ll get there. I couldn’t bear the thought of sitting inside at my laptop and missing out on the glorious weather, so I decided to carry on with the vision board I started last week and sit out on the balcony in the sunshine.
Our little house has a balcony with spectacular views over lush countryside with the ocean on the horizon. It’s the perfect place to sit, relax, smile, be happy and dream of the all the things I would like to achieve in my life. What a fabulous activity to start the day!
Having already cut out a few pics for my vision board the other day, I’d failed to find a suitable board to pin them to. However, I remembered a great post that I’d read on Michelle Dobbins’ Daily Alchemy blog about Treasure Mapping (similar to a vision board) and how she created a treasure mapping book in a photo album. I had just the thing – a self adhesive photo album I’d been given as a Christmas present – Perfect!
I began by sticking in the pictures I’d already found and then wrote statements of gratitude (in the present tense,) as if those things had already come to pass. For example, I put in a picture of a happy, healthy girl, jumping for joy and wrote, “Thank you for my perfectly healthy, strong body” 🙂
I sometimes find it difficult to think of things (other than good health) that I really want. I’m not a materialistic person and due to being ill for so long, I haven’t given much thought to anything past the goal of getting well. But, the more statements I wrote and felt happy and grateful for, the more dreams and goals sprung to my mind. In fact, I became so absorbed, that I was scribbling away excitedly for nearly 2 hours. That’s an example of the law of attraction right there!
Once I’d covered all my basic wants and desires, I started branching out and letting my imagination run wild. I included having a book published, that, of course, became a best seller. I even stuck in a picture of Charlotte Dujardin winning Olympic dressage gold on the beautiful, graceful Valegro, as it was my childhood dream to qualify to ride in the Olympics.
I know this may seem pretty far fetched, but in my defence, equestrianism is one of those sports where age isn’t so important – Britain’s Nick Skelton was a sprightly 54 when he won a team show jumping gold in last year’s Olympic Games…and he’d broken his neck a few years before that.
I believe that if your ambitions and goals make you feel good, if they excite you and bring out your passion, then why not let go and dream big! I read through my vision album this afternoon and it really made me smile. I think it will make great bedtime reading. 🙂
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282 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find
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