In the book by Lynn Grabhorn Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting, Lynn talks of the astonishing power of feelings, and that the scientific rule “like attracts like” also takes place with our feelings. When our energy is happy and flowing, we attract happy things into our lives. By getting excited and feeling joy, the happy vibration attracts other joy/opportunities – not only in your original inspiration, but in other areas of your life as well.
Problem is, “like attracts like” also works in the negative – where we tend to
live much of our adult lives – but we can change that. Lynn Grabhorn spends the majority of the book explaining step by step how, and giving easy to understand examples. Many times what we think ‘should’ make us feel good doesn’t, so according to Lynn it’s important to listen to our TRUE feelings, not just what our mind has culturally come to believe. Listen to what makes your body happy and your heart smile.
Sometimes things that make us feel good may seem too simple or too small to matter, but by being thankful for the little things we bring other little things into our lives to be thankful for. Lynn also encourages us to go for feeling BIG happiness too! All those dreams you set aside when you were a kid telling yourself that they were impossible…time to bring them out, dust them off, and imagine them happening. Feel how GOOD it feels to map out each step. Imagine yourself achieving, feel what that would look like. Just because you’ve made a different set of choices in the past doesn’t mean you have to make those same choices in the future. YOU can change your path, and feeling good is the key.
It sounds really simple and kind of flaky, but read the book yourself and give it a go – what do you have to lose except feeling maybe a little happier?
The way I look at it, even if I can’t remove all the bad things in my life, if I add things to my life that make me smile – no matter how small – I’m on my way to a better place…as well as feeling pampered, happy, and heard.
Lynn was raised in New Jersey, began her life in advertising in New York City, Founded an audiovisual educational company in Los Angeles, and owned and ran a mortgage brokerage firm in Washington State. Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting is copyright 2000. Lynn passed away in 2004 after living a long and full life. This book reflects the opinions of a woman who is old enough to not worry what people think about her anymore. Which is refreshing – or jarring – depending on your perspective.