Wednesday morning found me winding my way down Mukilteo Boulevard toward a favorite trailhead. It is mostly a residential neighborhood except for one cluster of commercial buildings. J-Lee Floors has been there for years. In front of this store is a signboard that read, “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”
I like that. Just home from vacation, I had to face some business issues that did not make my heart sing. In fact, the approaching end of the month filled me with dread. I had a choice—throw in the towel or rise up and pursue possibility.
These words replayed in my mind, “always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” My husband has been reading Dr. Caroline Leaf’s book Switch on your Brain and told me that the Think and Grow Rich book is right on target with the way our minds work.
Hmmm. What if I daily practiced this recommendation? What might happen both in my business and in other areas of my life? What if I could find a few people to join me in this experiment? We could do a thirty day trial. Think about it.
Reflecting some more, I noted that the outcome of receiving the Wonderful involves a critical component—belief.
A gratitude jar sits on my counter. You probably have one, too. It had been quite some time since I put anything into it. How about yours? It’s not that I’m not thankful, I am. Gratitude is great, but belief followed by results, that is wonderful! It reminds me of faith.
Faith pleases God.
Faith works by love.
Faith is setting your mind, your heart, your intentions on an expectation for good and not for evil.
What if I renamed the Gratitude Jar? I’ll call it, uh, the Something ‘Wonder’ Full jar?
Why will I spell it that way? Because it spotlights the word “wonder.” Wonder is that element that little children possess when they run to show mommy a first-time discovery.
Recently I read that the Fear of the Lord is more about wonder than dread. Most people think dark thoughts about God when they hear this phrase. It inspires fear, so they recoil.
What if the fear of the Lord really is ALL about wonder?
I sure like wonder more than dread. Don’t you? I like hiking the woods and discovering hidden treasures like blooming trillium or giant back-lit leaves or rushing waterfalls.
I like to be plumb full of wonder at the lovely surprises my Heavenly Father has tucked away for me to discover.
So I have renamed my Gratitude Jar. It is now the Something “Wonder” Full Jar. Today, I sat down and began to write out the wonder-filled experiences and opportunities that have come my way since I decided to “Believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” I have even had some business wins!
Would you like to join me? Try it for 30 days. Re-label your gratitude jar. Let’s see what exciting opportunities and warm affirmations begin to emerge as we apply belief—that old fashioned faith—to possibility.
Something Wonderful IS About to Happen!
Let me know if you are up for this experiment because wonder has far more to do with experiences and opportunities and insights than does dread.
I don’t need more dread; I need more wonder!
How about you?
Marlee Huber ~ For YOUR FLOURISHING LIFE!
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