The Art of Abundance: A Simple Guide to Discovering Life's Treasures
The Art of Abundance helps you re-discover that abundance is all around you and within you. Abundance begins in the heart. It is not how much you own, but how much you appreciate. This inspirational guide offers lyrical ideas that remind you to enjoy the life you have, and quotes and meditations to encourage you to create a life you enjoy. Celebrate the abundance! More
It has been said that God is in the details. If that is true, perhaps the details of your everyday existence can be seen as messages from heaven that whisper you are loved, promise that God wants to provide for you, and speak to your heart about beauty, longing, and eternity. The Art of Abundance helps you find heavenly messages in the details of your life and savor every moment's blessings, great or small.
Author Candy Paull says, "The art of abundance is the art of awareness. It is a way to count our blessings and to practice mindfulness in our daily living. We learn to value the tastes, textures, scents, sounds, and sights of our lives as they present themselves to us moment by moment. By choosing to be aware of the gifts life brings, we become lovers instead of critics, believers instead of doubters, and childlike mystics instead of world-weary cynics."
The Art of Abundance can help you uncover the treasures in your own life--and discover the joy of celebrating and creating abundance in the here and now.
Key Word: Gratitude
Key Concept: Divine awareness
Cosmic Question: Is the Universe friendly?
- You are surrounded by abundance here and now.
- By counting our blessings, we discover how rich we are in the things that count.
The art of abundance is not about greed or selfishness. The art of abundance is about celebrating life right now, this minute. It is a way of looking at the potential your life holds--the little blessings to be thankful for now and the gifts that God wants to give you, if you'll just open your heart to receive. It's about being enthusiastic about life every day, not just on the rare occasions when everything seems to be going your way. The art of abundance is finding the provision in what is right in front of you, seeing the hand of God already giving you what you need, moment by moment. Then sharing the abundant blessings God has given with others. And completing the circle of giving by praising the One who gave the gifts for us to enjoy.
Candy Paull’s writing is the readable equivalent of Earl Grey tea, steeped in a pot, and served in your grandmother's china. That is: it warms you through and through.
Victoria Moran, bestselling author of Creating a Charmed Life
Author Candy Paull gently helps you to shift your focus so you can once again enjoy the true abundance of the heart. The books in the Artful Living series are full of inspirational quotations and thought-provoking insights to help you through harried days and turbulent times. The Art of Abundance calls attention to the little blessings for which we can be thankful. The Art of Encouragement helps busy people cultivate creativity and self-confidence in themselves and others. And The Art of Simplicity opens the way to the center of the heart wherein lies the wisdom that nurtures body, mind, and spirit.
Abundance is…not how much I own but how much I appreciate.
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 (KJV)
Abundance is… a pink and lavender sunset sky.
Abundance is… the smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.
Abundance is… an unexpected phone call from a friend.
Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Choice of attention--to pay attention to this and ignore that--is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences.
--W. H. Auden
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
Abundance is… wildflowers in a mason jar.
Abundance is… the stars on a clear night.
Abundance is… the look of wonder in a two-year-old child's eyes.