The fastest way to bring more wonderful examples of abundance into your personal experience is to take constant notice of the wonderful things that are already there. -Esther Hicks

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to have dinner outside. There is something about being in the outdoors that makes dinner more savory. With the abundance of fresh produce, it is so easy to create healthy, colorful meals, and at Chadds Peak Farm, every day is a good day for bubbles…why wait until you have a special occasion? When you find reasons to celebrate, isn’t it funny how more exciting things show up?

I had an epiphany this week on finding reasons to celebrate. Our kids are all home for the summer, and as the weeks stretch out toward the return to school, everyone seems to be on each other’s nerves. Coming home to a sink full of dirty dishes after a long day just drives me crazy, and once my mind gets in that state, it is easy to start seeing all the flaws. My friend, Judy, who is working with me on the Seven Keys to an Easier and Better Life, reminded me yesterday about the power of finding the good. “Look for things you appreciate about the other rather than expecting them to change. Just watch what happens!” And just like magic, staying open to the wonderful things that the kids do and how much we really love them transformed the situation.

So how do you find abundance? Is there a situation in your life that you could transform by making a conscious effort to see the good? Take some time to see if you can make a reason to celebrate. It really works!

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