Your Best Is Not For Saving
My mother-in-law Obtained a Pair of sterling silver flatware as a wedding Present. She kept the silver in a box on a shelf. As far as I know, she used the silver on the rare occasions when she hosted her women’s club. Then she would spend hours polishing the silver. On holidays and family birthdays, she used the regular stainless. She said she was saving the sterling for”best.” And so she saved her almost- never-used sterling until the day a robber stole it and broke into the house. She had also kept her silverware until the day she asked herself why she saved it saved in a box. Then she put it and moved the wooden box from the cupboard. From that time on, the sterling silver flatware was used by Carolyn’s family at all their meals. Another advantage was gained by Carolyn’s mother from her decision besides enjoying her beautiful sterling silver every day. She needed to polish tarnished silver.
Abundance Is Now
These two related stories demonstrate the intersection between abundance and time. Abundance isn’t just about money and material goods. A mindset of abundance always contains an awareness of abundance at the present moment. Abundance is your belief that you have more than enough.
The greatest difference between an abundance mindset and a scarcity mindset isn’t what you have. It is about enjoying what you have in the moment. Every time my mother-in-law set the table with her stainless steel flatware instead of the sterling silver, she was saying to herself and everyone else,”This moment isn’t worth the finest I have.”
She was saving her best for a while in the future, which is just another way of stating that she did not live in the”now” of her life. Every day, in contrast, the mother of Carolyn used her best. She lived in the prosperity of her life.
Is Your Best On Hold?
Were you taught to put your life on hold? Are you waiting until later to enjoy what you have earned? Are you saving your crystal and china for someday? Have you got a box of silver?
The truth is, tomorrow never comes. All any of us has is this moment. The simple key to living an abundant life is to live completely right now, enjoying what you have as you continue to prepare for your future.
Using Your Best In The New Year
at the moment of transition between the end of one year and the start of another, I ask that you ask yourself this question,”What am I saving for best?
As opposed to make typical resolutions about what you are going to do differently, think about what you have that you do not enjoy right now because you are saving it for a while in the future. Instead of making New Year’s resolutions regarding the weight you are going to lose and the money you are going to save and the amount of times annually, you may go to the gym, resolve that you will use the best you currently have. When will you if you don’t use it now?
As an exercise in prosperity thinking, go through your home and find three items you are saving for”best.” And if you’ve got a box of silver hidden at least once a week, you may resolve to use the silver. Because you think it is good for now, whatever it is that you’ve got that you do not use, resolve to use it.
Using The Best In You
And after you find three material things, then you may ask another question. What’s best in you that you are not currently using? What are you currently saving for some time in the future?
Is it the book you have been thinking about writing? The music that remains unsung within you? The business that remains merely an idea in your mind? No matter the best is that you are saving for later, resolve that you will use your best right now, and at the new year.