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You’ll Know When You Know

I’VE FIGURED IT OUT!!!  I’VE FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT!!!! I know exactly how to tap into that worthy, self-confident feeling that FEELS SO GOOD!!!! I love the feeling of knowing what I know and the feeling of feeling what I feel. I know some of you’ll get it and some of you aren’t quite ready and that’s ok. When you’re ready, you’ll figure out what works for you and of that I’m 100% certain.

For those of you who want to know and are ready, LISTEN UP!!!! What I finally figured out is that the worthy, self-confident feeling comes from paying attention to how you feel and you can control how you feel. As long as you can control how you feel, it’s like everything you ever wanted lines up for you to be delivered to you just as you allow yourself to be in alignment with the vibration of it.

Everything is made up of energy and ALL energy has a vibration. Good feeling things vibrate at a higher frequency, so to be a match to those good feeling things,  you’ll want to allow yourself to vibrate at those higher frequencies.

What it boils down to for me is this, I care about how I feel. I want to be happy, therefore I turn away from things that don’t feel good to me and I focus on things that do feel good to me. It’s easy. TRY IT!

Think of it this way, ( I know I’ve said this before, but it’s worthy of repeating ) if you picked up a hot plate and it started to burn your hand, you’d set it down, wouldn’t you? Yes, and as quickly as you could because it was hurting you. Would you turn around and pick it right back up?

NO! You wouldn’t because you didn’t like the way it felt. The exact same thing goes for your emotions! If someone says something that doesn’t feel good to you, do you say it over and over again in your mind? Honestly, sometimes (a lot of the time) we do. We replay hurtful things that people say, over and over again. Not really giving much thought to the fact that we’re hurting ourselves further. If you think about it as a hot plate instead, it kinda helps you let it go and focus on something else that feels better.

I will often shift my focus to something in my immediate proximity that appeals to me and I’ll outwardly acknowledge my appreciation for whatever that good feeling thing is. I’ve found that when I express appreciation for what appeals to me, more of what appeals to me, comes to me.

If you’re reading this and you’re thinking that’s too simple to actually work or that’s ridiculous, then maybe it’s not for you and that’s ok. True authentic happiness isn’t for everyone. Just know when you’re ready, you have everything you need to get everything you ever wanted.

How will you know when you’re ready? Trust me, you’ll know when you know. Begin, if you’d like, by expressing appreciation. You have the power.

© 2018 Angel Zamudio

How My Amazing Birthday Can Help You

I had an amazing birthday over the weekend guys. It would be difficult and quite lengthy to list out every single special moment that made it so awesome, but the ONE thing I want to share the most is that the moments that made my birthday so special were regular every day things.

A “tears of joy” loving conversation with my wife on a country drive, an endearing phone conversation with my mom while sipping a fresh cup of coffee in my pajamas, a brief and love filled conversation with my son on his break from work, messages of love and happy thoughts from so many friends and family via Facebook and text messages, hugging and laughing with my best friend and having sushi for dinner.

Nothing fancy or extravagant, just every day things and the reason this is so important to me to share is because EVERY day is filled with regular “every day” things, you see? So, my point is this, it doesn’t have to be your birthday, Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or even Christmas to be an amazing day. Every day holds the possibility be an amazing day with a practiced and intentional focus of appreciation for the everyday things.

I know it’s a risk, because what if you try it and you don’t have an amazing day? Well, then you can at least lay your head on your pillow at night with a smile on your face, knowing you tried. You’ll sleep better and wake up feeling more refreshed than the previous day and then you’ll try again. I promise you, with practice of intentional focus on appreciation, it will get easier and your happiness will increase. You didn’t give up on trying to walk when you were a baby,… So, what do you say?

How can you start TODAY??? Oh boy!! I love your enthusiasm!!! Start by writing a list of the first 3 to 5 things, beings (human or otherwise) or places that pop up in your mind that you appreciate. Then, either sit and think about why you appreciate those things, beings or places or write about them. It doesn’t have to be lengthy, it just has to generate a good warm feeling. This could be a 10 to 15 minute exercise. Through the day when you begin to feel frustration brewing, STOP, take a deep breath and recall what you thought or wrote about. Pay attention and feel the flame fueling that brewing frustration begin to cool. All I’m trying to say here is, you hold the power, you always have.

Reach out and grab it!!

© 2016 Angel Zamudio

Speaking from My Heart, Writting from My Soul

     I don’t know how many of you are fans of the movie Grease, but I’m a HUGE fan!!! I watched that movie on beta tape when I was a kid at my Aunt Linda’s house. My cousins Laura and Jason watched it with me and we knew ALL the words to all the songs and every line of that movie.

     I even took my son, Garrison, to the 20 year anniversary showing of Grease at the movie theater. We bought a dvd of it and we watched it and sang all the songs as well. Then when he was a senior in H.S. his school put on the play Grease and he played Kenicki. 

    Why am I telling you this? Well, it just so happens that I quoted this movie yesterday. Does anyone know #1 who said this line and #2 how the line ends? 

     “The only man a girl can depend on is,…”

     I don’t really believe this line is true. I believe there are plenty of men a girl/woman can depend upon and not everyone feels the same, because everyone’s experience is different. Personally, I’m very grateful to be blessed with some pretty fantastic men in my life.

     Two men in particular have been very inspiring and encouraging to me over the last several years, Mike Ashland and Dean Wallace. I know I have written about these two gentlemen in the past, but every Father’s Day that passes since my daddy died it reminds me that you can never say, “I appreciate you” enough. Thank you, Mike and Dean for being fatherly to me. I appreciate you both. 

 

    Regardless of what is going on in your life, if you have a relationship with your dad or someone like a dad to you and they are still around let them know you love and appreciate them.   

Unfolding a Dream

A couple weeks ago I launched into a rampage of appreciation because I realized I now have 4 days out of the week (that’s the majority) that I have the freedom to get up and live my dream. I don’t have to be into my part time job as a office manager in a dental office until 10am on Wednesdays now, due to a change in our schedule. Therefore, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday I can get up and live my dream as a writer and blossoming inspirational speaker.

This realization was another beginning point in the unfolding of my dream coming true. Little by little my true path is rising to the surface of my reality. The more I feel it happening the more I see it happening. I have been flying high and in such a great mood that I believe I can be, do and have anything I desire. My life just keeps getting better and better, and the reason I am writing about it is because I’d like to share this awesomeness with as many people as possible.

Doesn’t it make sense that if you have found a way to be happy and live your life in a way that you’ve always dreamed, that you’d share that amazing discovery with everyone you knew? Wouldn’t you want everyone around you to be feeling this love for life too. The only thing is, everyone has free will and the freedom to make their own choice, so even though people know about a way to make a better way for themselves, they may not choose to put forth the effort.

In the past I found it difficult to understand why someone would go about life a hard way when an easier way was viable. I am beginning to understand that it simply does not matter why someone else goes about life the hard way. It doesn’t matter because there is nothing I can do to change the way someone else lives their life. The ONLY thing I can do is LIVE MY LIFE the way I want to and that is with a smile on my face and joy in my heart regardless of the external circumstances. I choose to focus on the positive and that creates more positive. Everything is always working out.

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Benefits of subscription

Hi there subscribers I just want you all to know how grateful I am to all of you for reading, following and sharing. I know that some of you are Facebook friends of mine and some of you are not, so I want to let you know that one of the benefits of being a subscriber and not just a Facebook follower, is that sometimes I accidentally publish a post before I mean to, like with the one you received today entitled, “A glimpse into my perfect day”. That particular blog was not even schedule to post this next week, but you the subscribers got it today and I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if when that happens I just went with it and provided something special to my subscribes.

What does this mean really? Well, I will tell you. All of you that subscribe will receive these extra posts that are intended to be scheduled in the future, but somehow end up posting early, like on a Sunday or Saturday. It’s a bonus you see, because I just decided that it must have happened for a reason. I don’t know the reason, but I am going to trust it, because I believe nothing happens on accident. In fact, I just decided as I was writing this and sharing it with Keri that I will purposely create subscriber only posts. The people who get my blog via Facebook will still get my daily post to Facebook, but if they intentionally go out to Apozitude and login, they can see that there is a little extra content available for subscribers.

Oh, this feels so good!!!

Rewarding YOU, who read everyday because Apozitude comes directly to your inbox and I am appreciating you and your support of me supporting you with my uplifting messages and sharing myself with you.

Life affirming, huh?

I was bestowed one of the greatest compliments of my life this weekend. I attended a birthday party of one of my dear sweet friends and upon arrival, as per usual, hugs were passed all around!!!! A little later a few more hugs were passed around.

If you don’t know me personally, you probably don’t know that I’m a hugger and as I mentioned in a previous blog the theme song for my life is by Clay Aiken, Don’t Save It All For Christmas, in which he sings, how could you wait another minute, a hug is warmer when you’re in it, which, is absolutely true.

On the second or perhaps third round of hugs, my birthday friend pulls away from hugging me and declares that my hugs are, “Life reaffirming hugs”. WOW!!! Talk about blowing my shit out of the water with an amazing compliment. That did it!!! And he didn’t stop there, he went on to clarify simply by rephrasing. “My life is reaffirmed by the quality of your hugs. I love your hugs!”

Again I say, WOW!

Well, I’ve said it before and there’s no better time to say it again, I’ve got a whole lotta love to give. Who wants a hug???

And, thank you Pat, for the awesome compliment!!! Loves

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