By Ann Paquin
When it comes to tax time preparation, gratitude is probably not the first thought you have. Can you imagine how tax time gratitude power could help? A regular gratitude practice offers grace and power when least expected. How do you want to feel when doing your taxes?
I was preparing my tax information feeling some frustration. In feeling frustration, it seemed like there were extra things to be frustrated about: the sorting function on my excel spreadsheet wasn’t working; I was feeling annoyed at how much money I spent at one particular store; and how little interest I earned. In addition, I couldn’t figure out a way to print a 1099 form I needed.
As I was feeling this frustration, I noticed this isn’t how I usually feel. In this noticing, some grace appeared. I was inspired to feel gratitude for being able to travel and buy things I wanted this past year. I felt how many different people I connected with for so many different types of services and how I helped each in a small way with their businesses. In opening a little space for gratitude, more gratitude started flowing.
Having practiced gratitude for many years, I was allowing these thoughts to enter in. Each one helped me feel better and better. Because the gratitude felt better than the frustration, I chose to amplify the good feelings by sensing how good it felt in my body and mind. The momentum helped me connect with the glass overflowing, acknowledging all the great things in my life, like living on Maui, having wonderful friends and having had an adventurous full year in 2015.
In the gratitude zone, space opened up and solutions to what wasn’t working appeared. As a bonus, information I thought I would need to wait for came to me in an easier and more timely way. Also, some new ideas started coming in to help me with my business for this year. It was very satisfying moving from frustration to gratitude to a place of creativity and ease.
Now that I’ve had this experience, I will invite in gratitude before I start my taxes next year. As a gratitude challenge, how can you find ways to enjoy your tax preparation?
Ann is an Intuitive Soul Coach, helping people align and resonate with their biggest dreams and desires, offering transformational solutions for the deepest and highest good. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-268-5724 for a complimentary 20-minute session to find out how she may assist you. For more information, visit www.FullyInYourFlow.com