Gratitude Changes Everything!
It was the beginning of summer of 2015 and I decided to quit my full time preschool job and be a “stay at home mom”. It was the best decision I ever made. My first trip to the library with my girls was when I checked out The Power and The Magic. I have always been a huge fan of the book and film, The Secret. I have read it countless times and watched the film every time my thoughts shift. So, initially I was excited to read both books. Every morning I made it a daily ritual to read a little bit and start a gratitude journal. I would write 10 things that I was thankful for along with why I was thankful for them. Before I quit my job at the end of May, I attended a vision board team building exercise with my co-workers. Looking back on that vision board, I realized that everything I had placed on that “poster” has already come into my experience.
Needless to say, my journey had begun and gratitude changes everything. October 2015, my family along with my husband’s parents moved from Lakewood, CO to Temecula, CA. What a wonderful journey it has been. The talk of this move started in August of 2015 as my husband’s mother and I started visualizing houses, eating avocados and walking along the beach. In 2 short months, we sold our houses in CO and found someone to take over the family business. We packed up our ‘Performance Shop’ and our homes. We were on our way to Southern CA.
I am beyond blessed to say that our performance business has been thriving. In less than 2 years we have grown into needing another shop. My gratitude list keeps growing longer, too. I refer back to The Secret often, especially when I notice my thoughts start to shift. The Power, The Magic and The Secret have been a guide and inspiration in my experience and for that I am grateful to all the people involved who created these life changing books. Thank you!