A lesson in thanks.
When, like me, people switch from a well paid job to pursue their passions and interests there’s something you get that money just can’t buy. Personal reward. (Which means a whole heap of a lot particularly when you are starting out and your income levels drop into a puddle!)
When I get messages of thanks from clients who are telling me about the BIG changes that they are making – it makes me value what I am doing so much and I become a fountain of gratitude for all my opportunities. Let me tell you – there’s nothing like the kick-ass-good-feeling that you get when someone says THANK YOU. When someone you know who would NEVER have thought about GOING RAW – went raw! For sure there’s a bit of ego involved when someone says thank you – it’s because of you that I did this – and I think that’s ok.
You see it got me thinking about thanks and gratitude. I hear others talk about gratitude being a spiritual journey and so on, and maybe it is, I have no answers to these massive questions. My personal thoughts on thanks today are all about what happens when someone says thank you.
It has a physical force. It physically makes you feel good! The hairs on your body might stand on end. Your eyes might brighten. Your mouth might lift a smile. You may blush. You may jump out of your seat and shout YEEESS!!! Now THAT can only be a good thing, can’t it? Your physical energy will join the ripple effect too (without even mentioning a word of thanks!) and create it’s own physical wave because people will FEEL you. There is a powerful ripple effect of just feeling so damned good that we can all be part of. So, why are we all not doing it all the time?! I would like to be part of that big-world-wide-ripple-of-thanks-physical-heat-wave. Just, because.
My closing thoughts on thanks today are that I need to take more time out to thank those who inspired me. As the ripple effect is never ending. Because of my mentors, and my mentors mentors THIS HAPPENED (see below message from Susan). Ripple effects happen.
The ripple effect. That’s what happens when someone says thank you.
A message from Susan:
‘Can I take this opportunity to thank you for seriously introducing me to raw food, as previous to meeting you last April I had heard of it, but didn’t really get it, thought it was way out of my realm, Dehydrators, what the heck?! However from speaking to you and then getting your e-book Raw24 (that contained the ultimate raw curry!) it opened up a whole new world for me that for someone who didn’t eat veg, but wanted to, hence the reason for juicing, that I could actually do it! I’m now also dairy free which is great. I can’t, and don’t, want to label myself as a ‘vegan’, ‘vegetarian’ or ‘raw foodist’, but I am starting to discover that I like more and veg, but not all yet, but it’s definitely been a massive life change for me!
Just a MAHOOSIVE thanks for that raw curry, I know I keep going on about it, but it really was life changing, mentally and physically! Wish I’d met you 20 years ago, ha ha!!’
Go RAWK the world! Give thanks. Your thanks mean a whole lot.
Keeping it juicy & raw