"be happy with what little you've got..."

Today I wanted to share a positive and uplifting quote with you so I asked the angels to place a quote before me that I should write about.

I came across quite a few but it was only when I read this quote that I could feel that this was the one I wanted to focus on today:

"Be happy with what little you've got. There are people with nothing who still manage to smile." (Unknown)

Now admittedly, this quote may not, at first, seem to be overly positive or uplifting, but stick with me here. There's a powerful message behind this quote that I want to share with you today. And if I can touch but one person with my personal take on this, then my job for this week is done.

You see, when I read this quote I could feel an insane amount of anger rising up inside me. It really triggered me deep in my soul.

That might sound heartless to you and I get that because this quote reminds us that even though we may feel like we have little, there's always someone worse off... and yet they can smile at their lot and happily accept their life.

But I passionately disagree with this quote because it keeps us small, and because it's coming from a place of lack.

I believe that we're not in this life to simply survive and live. I believe we're here to make a difference in our own unique way. So by keeping ourselves small, accepting lack and just surviving in our own cocoon, we're simply not fulfilling our potential.

I know it's easier said than done, to thrive. Believe me. I've run my own business for quite some years now and, at times, it's been an uphill battle and struggle; not something I've been overly proud of because the uphill battle I created for myself did nothing but keep me small and dimmed my light. And that's not what I believe my life should be about.

And nor should it be what your life should be about.

Our goals in life should be to touch the lives of others in a positive way, to leave this world in a better place than we found it, to shine our light and light the way to happiness and enlightenment.

In both my businesses, to date, I have had 2 primary goals.

Firstly I want my messages, my blogposts, my articles to encourage amazing souls, just like you, to fall back in love with yourself.

Because I believe self-love is the root answer to so many issues facing us and the world around us. Think about it. If you loved yourself first, truly loved the person you are, truly loved your perceived imperfections, only then will you have the ability to truly and unequivocally love those immediately around you. And when you have the ability to truly love those immediately around you, only then can you truly love those strangers who are unknown to you, those non-humans (aka animals) who are voiceless, the earth we currently dwell on. If love became a ripple effect, can you not see what a positive impact it would have on us, on the non-humans we share this planet with, on the planet itself?

Secondly I want to use my business to be a conduit for good, to heal those who need healing, to give a voice to those who are voiceless, to inspire others to take positive action.

Many of us think and see ourselves as merely an individual, too small to impact change. And yet, I see us as a collective with a powerful energy that can drive change. When you feel helpess and perceive yourself as too small to impact positive change, then you freeze and do nothing. But when you see yourself as a collective with a strong and passionate energy, then you gain strength and you're driven to create change.

When I say I want my business to be a conduit for good, a conduit for positive change, I'll achieve nothing if I see my business as just consisting of me. If I don't shine my light and can't inspire others, then I can't create a collective of energy, inspiration and desire for change.

So I don't just want to be grateful for what little I have. I want (and need) to thrive. Because only when I thrive can I fulfill my potential for creating something better in this world. Only when I thrive can I help others thrive. Only when I thrive can I inspire others to shine their light and make a difference in their own special and unique way.

Can you see why this quote really riled me up?

Do you understand why we should be aiming to thrive and shine our lights rather than merely survive and reamin small?

Viv xx