By now you know that the winner of the BIG megabucks Powerball lottery hails from RI, and here on Aquidneck Island in Newport of all places. Mrs. White is an 81-year-old woman and I am so happy for her and her family ~ her life will be forever changed as well as those she touches. AND, this week there was another $60 Million winner was announced ~ again from Rhode Island!
In talking with people, so many people "qualified" who should win in their own minds. They based it on two things.
- The first was struggle: They would say: It should be for the struggling 30-something couple with two kids and one of them unemployed. It should be for someone who is just out of school and is struggling to make it on their own. It should be for the 60-something who has struggled all his life, is divorced, has put three kids through college, has 2 grandchildren and wants to leave a legacy for them. It should be someone who lost their home in the flood two years ago and struggles to make a new home still to this day. The theme here is Struggled and no doubt, the scenarios qualified the speaker to win. This thinking that life is a “struggle" is challenging to living one of fulfillment.
- The second was what they would do if they won: It would make life a little easier. They would spend more time with family & friends. Giving to others would be paramount. And, yes, they would all do a little something for themselves for a change.
Do you know what? I was a MEGABUCK winner yesterday and today and will be tomorrow!
I’ve discovered a way to have that feeling and here it is:
I make my life a little easier by forgiving someone (usually me) of something I perceived they have "done to me" ~ because forgiveness really is about honoring you. It’s about giving something up that you’ve been holding onto that brings your mood down and does not serve you well. Forgiving is about offering peace to both parties. Peace is good. It makes my life a little easier and not such a STRUGGLE.
I left work early to spend time with my family! Typically, I’ll stay and finish paperwork after my last client, but yesterday I didn’t. I left work early was home in time for some four footer play in the backyard. And, my man & I had dinner at 6 pm ~ early by our standards. Too, we ate at the dining room table (something we do with guests only) and that made it extra nice & special.
I gave. My heart has gone out to the people of the Nidwest who have lost so much and are just at the beginning of putting their communities back together after the tornados of the week. I gave in time and energy. It was not megabucks money but it was something: the amount of the rolled quarters I have had sitting on a desktop for the past six (yes six!) months. Do I need that money? Obviously, not as much as others if that’s where it has been sitting. I gave in energy ~ literally. I spent time sending Reiki to the region to be used by any who needed loving and positive energy.
I did something for me. I called and extended my scheduled massage from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. It is a little extra relaxation to bodywork I receive regularly. I’m looking forward to this for myself at the end of this month at a small financial expense easily found by rolling some more spare change.
YOU CAN BE A MEGABUCKs WINNER as well by following these steps too!
Megabucks Activity Formula:
Forgive ~ if that is hard, start by forgiving yourself for the smallest ‘infraction’ you can find. As a life habit, forgiveness can be mastered but it starts with a simple step.
Spend time with Family & Friends ~ even changing a small routine of life can make it seem special.
Give ~ even when you feel like you can’t give anymore, do! It invigorates your heart. It doesn’t have to be much more than the proverbial old “helping an elderly woman across the street” Sometimes, the simplest of gestures can create the greatest of gratitude’s.
Do something extra for yourself ~ it may take an extra 5 minutes out of your day but give yourself that to meditate, take the long way home, put fresh air into your house or go get a massage! Whatever it is, you are worth it.
What MEGABUCKS FORMULA ACTIVITIES will you do today and how can you incorporate these into a Megabucks lifestyle? Write it down and then go for it!