I have been (super) naughty the last few years with my tax. It is one area of my life I was completely disorganised in. I had not filed a tax statement in over 4 years (eek!).
I had made a decision at the beginning of 2016 to get organised in all aspects of my life, in order to better attract abundance. I was feeling the desire to complete my overdue tax but of course, my brain took over to say “It’s just such a mess, I don’t even know where to begin with it so let’s just put it off for another day.” Well, it took until mid-year to finally begin the process.
Boy, was I underestimating this task…though not in the way you may think!
Now, in my mind, I had a lot of low periods in 2015. I had to say a silent goodbye to my ex-best friend’s mum, (whom I wasn’t aware was very sick with cancer until I heard she had passed) because she and I had an awkward falling out 2 years prior for reasons that I’m still unaware of, so I wasn’t able to offer my support in a way that I would have liked. I have spent long hours working, plus studying, plus running my business. I also lost my dog November 2015, who was my best friend and that has shaken me to my core over the past year.
As I was going through my receipts for the last few years (working chronologically), I finally arrived at the 2015 bundle and I was so surprised with what I saw. I had forgotten many of the items and courses I had purchased and completed. All of a sudden, I was looking at last year with a different set of eyes. I had done so many things that I wanted to do. That I had enjoyed doing.
I simply hadn’t paused to completely take in and appreciate all the things I did.
All the good times I had.
All the personal and professional development I had done, to bring me to where I am today.
Now, I love gratitude diaries and rituals but even more than that, I love spontaneous events such as this, that jump out in the most peculiar situations.
So, tell me, has something similar happened to you?
Have you had a perculiar moment of gratitude in your life? I’d love to hear about it.