Noticing Abundance Before It’s Gone

I have a sad story. The other week I lost a ten-dollar bill.  (Well, not too sad.  It could’ve been worse.  Or I guess it could’ve been better.  I could still have that ten-dollar bill.)

In retrospect, I think what happened is that I gave a cashier a ten instead of a one, and he didn’t notice my mistake.

So through my lack of attention, I instantly lost nine bucks.  Now I’ve had the skills to count money since early grade school, but in my distraction I didn’t use them to appreciate and contain my abundance.

The money I suddenly lost set me pondering:

How much of the abundance in our lives do we lose sight of each day because of our inattention to it?

We have the skills to count our blessings, to be appreciative of our talents, but if we are distracted with other stuff like what went wrong in the past, what is going wrong right now, or what might hypothetically go wrong in the future, our abundance can literally slip right through our fingers as I let that ten-dollar bill slip through mine.

We can choose to focus on noticing our abundance.  WHEN WE APPRECIATE OUR ABUNDANCE WE CAN LITERALLY SAVE IT FROM BEING LOST.

Now I’m much more alert when I’m counting out money, and simply through this alertness, I have more of it.

Game of the Day

How can you be more alert to the abundance in your life?

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to 


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