My friend Chris and I loved an old cartoon in which Ziggy declared, “My idea of prosperity is a checking account with commas.” We promptly adopted that as our prosperity symbol.
Feeling prosperous is a highly individual thing and each of us has a different notion of what constitutes prosperity. For many people, alas, prosperity means having more than whatever they currently have.
It’s much healthier to find small reminders that we are creating abundance in our own lives. Here are a few of my personal favorites.
* You use up your deposit slips faster than you use your check blanks. (This may not count if you bank online.)
* You don’t have any bills because you pay them as soon as they arrive and don’t let them accumulate.
* You’re always looking for ways to maximize and utilize what you’ve already got rather than noticing what you don’t have.
* You notice and acknowledge your surplus. As Sondra Ray points out if you have even a few coins in your purse, you have a surplus, yet almost nobody gives themselves credit for that.
* You say thank you a lot. Gratitude is not only a sign of prosperity—it’s the way to attract even more.
* You refine your taste by noticing the things you find beautiful and by uncluttering your life to get rid of things that are taking up space but don’t bring you joy. You’re not afraid to create a vacuum.
Do you have any personal ways you acknowledge your abundance that aren’t on this list?