abundance [uh-buhn-duh ns] noun
So in this blog I will be focusing on abundance and different words that express abundance, just to look at it in a new light and open my eyes to new possibilities. I also love to play with words and feel how they are formed in my mouth when I say them, like plethora.
There have been ample opportunities this year for me to learn more about myself, my lifestyle and my business. Through the Abundance Cubed Program copious amounts of ideas and strategies have been presented to me. I have considered an endless amount of possibilities and tried many. But the easiest measurement of success is wealth because it is a number and it is something we track every day. This year I have been reminded, through others’ eyes, what should be measured as success, those little steps that have nothing to do with money: taking time to relax, smiling even when you’re tired, knowing all your members names, building a community where everyone is welcome, learning how to work with nature, growing healthy nutritious food, showing up and being present. These things are important and should be celebrated.
I took time yesterday afternoon to walk through my back meadow with my dogs. There was a profusion of leaf colors and the sounds. When the wind hit the leaves and the colors were reflected in the sunlight, I was enchanted. Here’s a short video of the whispering aspens.
Last night was our Gratitude Dinner, our end of the season Farm to Table Meal. There was an bounty of crops on the table that were grown here at Stone Coop – radishes, turnips, sweet potatoes, fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, rutabaga, spinach, cilantro, onions, garlic, mint, sunchokes, arugula, parsnips and a myriad of baby greens for our salad. We also had certified organic lamb for our entrée.
Dinner was served at one long table with strangers sitting next to each other, sharing platters of food and plenty of conversation and laughter. The barn had a rustic opulence that had folks admiring the craftsmanship it took to originally build the barn, then disassemble and reassemble it here at Stone Coop Farm. It was such a relaxing dinner full of taste bud explosions.
What abundance do you have in your life that has nothing to do with your bank account?
Did you find the 9 synonyms for abundance that I used in this blog?