Expect Great Things

I have several sites with inspirational quotes bookmarked on my computer.  Sometimes, I literally close my eyes and move my mouse around until I feel I have found the right spot to click. As I am moving my mouse, I think to myself: I will select the quote that will provide me with the most wisdom in this moment.  Then I stop the mouse and open my eyes.

Today, I clicked on a quote by Sarah Ban Breathnach.  “Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.”

I am never disappointed when I play my random quote game!

When I read these words this morning, I immediately began to smile.  This reminder came at the perfect time for me.  You see, despite that I know this to be true, at times I find myself falling victim to my own thoughts of lack.  When a dry season comes, my impatience gets the best of me and I find myself singing the “Where is it, I Want it Now” blues.  Patience can be a challenge, but just like all challenges, this too can be mastered!  As with all skills, patience takes practice.  Some people are better at this than others, and I am admittedly one of those that needs practice.

So what do we do?  We embrace the dry season!  Know that something wonderful is already on it’s way.  Instead of wondering where “it” is, feel the excited anticipation of what is going to arrive!  We need to focus on the feeling whatever we are waiting for will bring once it arrives.  Focusing on it not being here will only make the feeling of lack grow, not bring whatever we are waiting for to us.  But how do we remember this when we are already feeling it?  I have decided to carry a trinket with me to remind me of what I am waiting for instead of thinking about it not being here.  I chose a small, plain rock to serve as my patience reminder.  It is smooth, non-descriptive, and easy to carry with me.  I take it out of my purse when I get to work and place it on my desk where I can see it.  I place it on my bedside table at night so I can visualize what I want right before I fall asleep.

The rock acts as a symbol for what I am waiting for as if it is already a real thing, not just a wish.  Whenever I see that rock, it reminds me that what I want is on it’s way.  I see it, and I shift my thinking to what I want to happen.  I feel the feeling I will have once I achieve what I want, I think of new exciting ideas that will move me closer, and sometimes I arrive at new conclusions that move me toward something even better!  The minute we start to give up on our expectation for something great, that is when we get lost in the impatience.  Don’t let yourself get lost…expect great things!

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About Denise Scarbro

Denise Scarbro holds a BA in Psychology from North Central College and has been studying the work of various teachers; such as, Debbie Ford, Byron Katie, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and many more, since 2006. Denise writes entries for her blog, Peel The Onion, as well as for other publications; including, The Huffington Post’s "GPS for the Soul" and "The Whirling Blog," and is currently working on her first book. Denise lives in a suburb of Chicago with her two children and several family pets.
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8 Responses to Expect Great Things

  1. Gene-Manuel says:

    LOVED this!!! Thank you for the quote game idea AND choosing something to have as a visual reminder. Brilliant!

  2. Brad Stanton says:

    I really like your post today, it is inspirational. Thanks for blogging. I sometimes use a key the way you use a rock, I call it my key to success and gratitude.

  3. Great post! I can relate so much. The quote is perfect. I have a small rock but I don’t carry it with me. I did keep it in my purse, then I changed purses! I am working on re-training my brain to “expect great things.” Thanks for the reminder!

    • You are so welcome! Yes, it is a re-training process, that’s for sure! When we have faith that the good is always there, we will see it! My rock has been a huge help for me; it helps me be patient, it helps me focus, and it helps me think of new ideas to move me closer to my goals. Love that rock!

  4. It’s great that a small rock has been able to help you so much!

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