Imagine if tomorrow’s headlines read: “South Africa and the World spiralling towards a time of enormous wealth and abundance.” People would instantly start walking taller, they would smile more at each other and possibly be more forgiving too.
Aren’t you tired of hearing all the doom and gloom?
Reflect on the abundance and prosperity you are blessed with at this moment.
Give thanks because you have so much!

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

I firmly believe that to have abundance in any area of your life you need to think abundance thoughts and cancel all thoughts of scarcity and fear.
These opposing thoughts cannot live together in your mind if you wish to be part of universal abundance.

At the age of 39 I had decided that every good man had been taken and I had resigned myself to the fact that I would live a single and childless life.
After an overseas trip, last year I decided to give myself one last chance and I started to think “abundant” thoughts in the area of “marriage and children”. Within 2 weeks I met my awesome husband and 5 months ago we were blessed with the birth of Andrea.

For today and its blessings,
I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.

Clarence E. Hodges

Bring it On!
Here are some prosperity and abundance affirmations to change old mental programming of scarcity to abundance. Use affirmations when your mind is most relaxed, upon waking up in the morning and upon sleeping at night. Works best done 3 X a day looking in a mirror and into your eyes. To change the script in your mind – try doing no more than 2 of these over a period of at least 1 month:

I, __________live in prosperity & abundance.
I, __________ accept the abundance of wealth, love and happiness that God is willing to give me.
I, ____________ attract abundant wealth and prosperity.

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In this bumper packed e-letter:

Gifts of Abundance - quick, simple ideas for a gift to be remembered

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Gifts of Abundance

Do you struggle each year to find last minute gifts, or do you purchase items on your credit card and end up paying for the holidays all year long? Well here are some gifting ideas that will be remembered for a long time:

The Art of Possibility
Every Human being is brought into the world Radiating Possibility. The trick is to keep that song going-how many of us have long forgotten the lyrics? This must-read by 70 year old Ben Zander-director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Inspirational speaker on leadership, will make the most awesome gift.

“We live lives in stories, and people say it's going to be very depressing, and terrible, and everything's going to fall apart - and that's a story. I choose to say, that the next 30 years are going to be the most exciting 30 years in human history. There is a lot of evidence to show that the world is exploding in all directions, that things that happen today are known all around the world tomorrow, and there are unimaginable breakthroughs on every front - medical, communication, in so many different ways. It's already the most exciting time in human history. And saying so brings the conversation out in that way, and people start thinking that way, and they get excited about it and they think, wow, I'm part of it, and I'm alive at this time, this is the most exciting time to be alive. By generating that story it creates a certain reaction, a certain vitality, a certain excitement and then it turns out to be just that.” Ben Zander

Gratitude Box
A gratitude box is a wonderful gift to make for someone. Take a decorative writing paper or different coloured papers. On these write things you appreciate about the recipient. Eg "I am grateful for your…laughter, your delicious carrot cake, your continuous encouragement, etc."

You can write as many "gratitudes" as you feel in your heart and place them in a beautiful box or a velvet bag. Then, present it as a unique and heartfelt gift of appreciation and love.

Give a Guest Book
Give each guest at your holiday gathering a guest book with their name on it. Pass the books around so each guest can write at least one reason they appreciate the person whose name is on the cover. When the evening is over, every person leaves with a keepsake that recorded the many ways he or she is special.

Kids Beach Fun Gift Idea
Take a beach towel and inside it wrap: a plastic pail with plastic shovel , sand molds, beach ball (deflated), flip-flops, sunglasses, sunscreen for kids, bathing suit, Bubbles & Bubble Wands. Tie both ends of the towel with a bright ribbon.

Pasta Lovers' Bowl
Take a colander or pasta bowl and line it with Italian-inspired tablecloth (red, checked, etc.). Fill with jars of various pasta (buy odd-shaped pasta and pour into inexpensive glass jars and wrap with raffia for decoration). Use similar technique with pasta sauces (either homemade or store-bought). Add a container of Parmesan cheese, a pasta ladle, a pasta cook book, red wine. It makes a perfect, quick, and inexpensive gift for just about anyone.

"The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little."
Franklin D Roosevelt

Mind over Platter

A fun, hands on workshop, which includes:

  • Meal manners – practical, role playing of buffet and sit down dinners from showing you how to hold a glass to disposing of olive pips!
  • Networking–the art of small talk
  • Seating arrangements – who sits where, where is the power seat?
  • Equip yourself to become a ’mover and shaker’ in a way that is dynamic and relevant to today’s working world.

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Sandra Magsamen Living Artfully
Law of Attraction and Manifesting your Desires Website

The Magic of Believing
- Claude M. Bristol

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