Reality is what we make it.
Since New Years Day I have found £2.59 on the ground as I walk around the streets of my home town of Colchester. Apparently Colchester people are getting careless and dropping their money. Without any effort of looking I observe a lost coin upon the ground as I walk along inviting me to adopt it as its new owner.
Opportunities like these lost coins happen to us all the time, we may say we were lucky, but it is because of our state of mind. I am highly observant, it is habit of mine to zone in on a lost coin on the ground, a sort of fun challenge that I seem to play on a subconscious level.
Lucky opportunities are all around us waiting to be seized, the question is do we see them? If we feel lucky, we believe success will come, then it is likely we will see the opportunities and thus benefit from what they will bring to us. Those of a negative disposition to life will blind themselves, their minds will filter out the positive opportunities in favour of the self-fulfilling negative reality they create.
Those with a positive outlook have a positive body language, which is conveyed to those around them, who reciprocate with positive responses. I gain a lot of business from recommendation, which is assisted because of a positive attitude to those who recommend me.
Sustainability Action 8 : supporting local independent shops
As consumers we have the power of choice to support sustainable businesses. Today I marked a simple beginning to support local independent businesses in Colchester by buying from them rather than large corporate chains. I today purchased a couple of bananas from a small local fruit and vegetable shop instead of going to a large retail corporate food store.