Change is in the Air! This is the final edition of the Abundance Thinking Carnival.
There is a new carnival with a new focus and a new name. Simplicity is the key.
Carole Fogarty from the Healthy Living Lounge will co-host with me The Abundance Carnival. We are excited about co-hosting this new look, fortnightly Abundance Carnival.
We feel many carnivals can easily leave you in overwhelm with the number of articles. We have decided to detox and simplify the carnival by featuring only five fabulous and inspiring articles each fortnight.
The carnival will have a monthly theme, thus further simplifying the writing content. Our intention is to make the Abundance Carnival a valuable resource and place where you can find quality articles with inspirational content. We aim to highlight the passionate and thought provoking writers out there in the blogging world whose voice may often get overlooked. We trust you will be impressed with the simplicity yet potent quality of our carnival’s fortnightly content.
Be excited, be very excited.
To lead off this carnival Tina Su from Think Simple. Be Decisive reflects the focus of the new carnival, with a wonderful post with great ideas: 5 Keys to Simplifying Any Concept
Then for some humor and fabulous imagery Joshua Wagner from Total Possibility tells us how Getting your Ducks in a Row has given him his spiritual direction. This is a must read.
Over at The Next 45 Years there has been a fantastic change happening, Alex Blackwell has made the wonderful shift to wordpress with a new design from the boys at Unique Designs, has an inspiring post titled Feel the Music in You : “While allowing my heart to hear the words to the song, it occurred to me that I did indeed own my life. Regret and shame were just pieces of garbage I had been carrying around long enough. But there was still plenty of time and there was still plenty of hope and fight left in me.” Another must read.
A regular GP tells a great story of friendship with her story Come as a Guest Leave as a Friend ending with this wonderful quote : People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Author:Bonnie Jean Wasmund
Gamy Rachel writes Stop coping with Fear, Transform it. How familiar this sounds as she says “Many people are coping with this word FEAR, without realizing it. I have been there, done that, and know what it is like to cope with fear.” I was able to recognize myself here at various stages of my life. As Gamy says: “Your Best Is Beyond Your Fears “ What a great saying!
The wonderful Beverly Keaton Smith illustrates with a Money Boa in lets Let’s Talk About Money . Beverly says “A fun way to use the law of attraction to bring more money into your life.” leave a comment on her blog about your core belief about money
Shamelle inspired me to listen more with her post If You Want To Be Understood……. saying, “People go to extreme lengths…. in order to be understood. In my opinion, there is one main factor that determines it all. Are you aware of it?”
There are several great posts on The Law of Attraction, firstly Ray Burton writes Does The Law of Attraction Actually Work? asking, “How does this Law of Attraction all work? Actually, does it even work? Well, yes it does. Maybe for different reasons then some people think but it all comes down to the fact that you start to become what you think about most of the time.”
Marcus Hochstadt writes Law Of Attraction? , saying, “When Marcus Hochstadt was a failure and living with just a couple hundred German Marks (received from the government,) has he attracted that? You bet he did! (Today he knows he was; that time he was not aware of that Law.) Read on to find out what else he discovered…”
Universalgirl reminds us of the importance of What my Words May Be Creating over at Law of Attraction Journey.
Gabriella Kortsch, asks us to Focus On What You Have and How You Can Make It An Asset saying, “If you look at your losses and perceived failures as something that will mess up your existence, something that will ruin your chances at success in whatever arena you are interested in, and focus on this aspect of your reality, you will find yourself with a self-fulfilling prophecy in your lap. When however, you think out of the box, and when you look at obstacles as something that can actually help you come up with novel ideas about how to use what you have in order to turn it into an asset, your life may take on a shape that. A different perspective.
I like the question Anastasia Kile asks What Do You Expect? and says just do something to show that you expect your desire to come to you.
Now one of the regulars to this carnival, Ralph Jean-Paul has written a fascinating article titled Hunter,Scavenger or Prey:Which Life Are You Living Ralph asks “Are you actively pursuing your goals or passively waiting around for them to come to you? Learn to how passionately achieve your goals with the skills of an efficient hunter.” I found this fascinating in the way Ralph has used the animal kingdom and their traits and habits to illustrate this concept. I particularly like: Practice Your Pounce! Another must read
Andrew discusses the Thomas Edison saying: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” at Hard Work or a Secret Formula? Consistency and hard work are two of the least discussed methods for success these days. Much of today’s marketing and advertising is about selling a magic pill, a secret formula, or a newly discovered shortcut that will transform your life within a few minutes hours or days and poof you’ll reach your goal and live happily every after. Not being aware of this might distract you from the value of hard work which always leads to fulfilling lasting success.”
Frederic Patenaude provides us with a challenging check list for the starting the year How to Make 2008 the Healthiest Year of Your Life . I notice also the Frederic is a fan of The Five Tibetans, one of my morning exercise habits.
Thank you to everyone over the past 6 months for your wonderfully abundant posts. I feel I have made many new friends with so many regular contributors.
The February Carnival will focus on Abundant Health: The spiritual, physical, and mental well being aspects of health. Details for submitting are at Blog
The carnival will be published on 14th and 28th of each month, with closing date of 10th and 24th of each month. Details at Blog Carnival
Photo by Suzie Cheel
I am honored to be a part of this last Abundance Thinking carnival. Thank you so much! Also, the new carnival sounds wonderful and I think you have a great idea….definitely walking the talk of bringing more simplicity into your life! Beverly
My Pleasure Beverly, loved your article and really happy you like the sound of the new carnival.
We hope it will become a great resource for everyone and i am delighted to be co-hosting with Carole
Thank you for the inclusion, appreciate your taking the extra effort to write a description about my post.
Thank you for your invite at Face Book, we are friends now ya:)
Drop by my blog sometime and comment.
Looking forward for your valuable comments at my blog 🙂
I felt it needed a few more words to get people to read it, such an important topic and somethng we all have to overcome.
I will drop over to your blog and comment. Also looking forward to getting to know you in PDP
Hi Suzie – Greetings from over the pond in England
I’ve been obsessed with simplicity in management for over 25 years – so much so I wrote a book called ‘Simplicity is the Key’
which was published in 2004. It was therefore great to see your theme is called Simplicity is the Key. Good luck with that!
Simplicity is clearly catching on – I was interviewed last week on Fox TV Business Network about the concept of simplifying management last week you can see it on my blog.
Thanks for visiting, I like your blog , seems like there is a lot of simplicity focus in 2008
Outstanding carnival Suzie! Thanks so much for including my article. I also appreciate your gracious summary of my article and blog redesign. Take care!
It was my pleasure. I really enjoyed putting this carnival together as I decided to make it special rather than the list so many carnivals seem to be becoming. Your comment makes it worthwhile
Thank you for all of the information that I have gotten here. There is a book I would like to share that fits with both this month’s carnival and next months. Positive Energy, by Dr. Judith Orloff contains many practices to enhance the mindset and the concious/subconcious forces of the Law of Attraction. It also completely encompasses the physical, mental and spiritual factors of mental health. The author is a board certified psychiatrist and an intuitive healer who is pioneering the art of “Energy Psychiatry.” I think it is a must read for anyone interested in next month carnival discussions.
I value all these recommendations and look forward to checking out the highlighted articles. Some of the writers are already familliar to me, but its always uplifting to learn new things from different sites. I applaud the initiative, and look forward to coming back fore more!
I point to Gamy Rachel, his way of thinking is much appreciative. I never got the hight of popularity of my work. But looking at this peoples I like to applaud. I know this recommendations too, but all time someone should be there to make feel about them in different way. I think its quite interest creating reading, so many of fellow like to follow it..!