In the quest to follow my dreams I often focus on what to do next or what steps can get me to the next spot. Yet often times it seems that asking for what I want allows me to get it much quicker than pursuing it myself. Asking about the art on the wall of a coffeehouse turned into a photography show of my own there, tonight. Asking for advice from a fellow small business woman turned into opportunities to share what I do. Asking why I kept hearing that I reminded people of a wonderful, internationally known coach led me to meeting her and taking her training. And most obvious, asking if people would like to purchase my photography allows me to sell some of my work. Does everyone say yes? No. But in opening up that possibility it allows people to say yes. Not every opportunity is going to be met with a yes and a golden opportunity and yet even in a no there is opportunity to learn and grow. There is not a single business out there that has made it big, on its own, with just the actions of the owner. Businesses need clients and getting those clients requires asking. I'm grateful to ask. I'm grateful for my photography show tonight. I'm grateful to be learning the power of asking each day. I'm grateful for all those who have said yes and those who have said no. I'm grateful for all the lessons I have learned and all the ones to come. When was the last time you asked for something? What could you ask for today? May you find strength and reward in asking for your desires. Have a beautiful day and weekend, everyone!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.