Ernest Holmen once said “Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.” That’s good advice for all of us. Generally speaking, we find what we expected to get.

So, when you got out of bed this morning, what kind of day were you expecting? Each morning you have a choice of what you will focus on. Were you anticipating a marvelous day filled with many blessings? I hope so!

One way to reinforce your expectation of good things to come is to give gratitude for blessings you have already received. Take time each day to pause and be thankful for good things you already have in your life. Make a list, write them down and review them often. Share gratitude with others – it’s a great way to brighten someone else’s day!

Remember, what you focus on expands. That means if you want to enjoy the expectation of something good coming into your life, you need to focus on that. Don’t dwell on what you don’t have. Think about what you want to bring about. Reflect on the good fortune you already have, be grateful for the blessings that are already headed your way.

Make time each day to think about what you want more of in your life. Focus on the good things you want in your world. Write down a list of goals you want to achieve, places you want to visit, people you want to meet, etc. Right before you go to sleep is a good time to review this list, especially if you combine it with your gratitude list.

Do you want to have better relationships? Think about the people you know that have marvelous relationships and ask them what their secrets are. Would more money in your bank account be a good thing for you? Talk to people that are already enjoying financial freedom and ask them how they achieved that.

For many people, the definition of ultimate success is living a life of joy and inner peace. They wake up energized, refreshed and certain that their day will be one of abundance and opportunity. They expect something good to come their way, and it does.

The hearts of many people are already experiencing the twin blessings of inner peace and great joy every day. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people everywhere would come down with peace and joy in epidemic proportions? Here’s the good news – it can happen for you!

Today and every day, no matter what your external circumstances are, or what’s happening in the world around you, you can choose to have an inner peace, a quiet joy and you can create a good day for yourself and others around you. One way to do that is to be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace and abundant joy.

Here are the Top Seven Signs of Inner Peace and Joy:

1.) Lots of love and laughter throughout the day,
consistently shared with others.

2.) A well-defined ability to enjoy each moment,
especially able to find joy in the ‘little’ things.

3.) Able to find and praise good qualities in everyone
especially in challenging situations.

4.) An ability to appreciate things as they happen,
and share that happiness and joy with others.

5.) Frequent episodes of gratitude and appreciation.

6.) Feelings of contentment and connection.

7.) Frequent sessions of smiling, often accompanied
with a sparkle in the eyes.

Remember, what you focus on expands, so focus on the positive aspects of your life. Choose to appreciate and find joy in the little things every day. Make it a point to read inspirational material and listen to motivational stories.

Frequently share gratitude and praise with others. Seek out and share peace and joy everywhere you go. Make a decision to increase the amount of love and laughter in your life. Surround yourself with positive, encouraging, uplifting people.

One great way to bring more of what you love into your life is to brainstorm with your friends and family. You can call together a group of people close to you and mastermind for ways to bring even more positive energy, peace, joy and abundance into your everyday life. Expect good things to come to you and they will. Your mastermind success team can help you do this.

Richard DeVos, an inspirational public speaker, author and co-founder of one of the world’s largest direct selling companies, taught his people: “Life tends to respond to your outlook, to shape itself to meet your expectations. Put the dream in front of you and go for it.” What is your dream? Do you expect to achieve it? Are you going for it?

Arthur Ashe, Jr. world champion tennis player, said ‘Success is a journey, not a destination.’ We suggest you expect to enjoy your journey. Look for ways to bring more joy, love and laughter into your daily life. From that list of seven things above, choose one today and take action on it. You’ll be glad you did!

Work happily with great expectations and a smile this month, sharing gratitude, praise and positive energies everywhere you go. Think of success, love, kindness and gratitude. Think of all the marvelous and wonderful blessings you and those you care about have to enjoy.

Hope this quick review can be of some help to you. Look forward to building a successful life, filled with happy days, marvelous adventures and wonderful memories!

Today is a brand new day! It is a good day to count your blessings and to live in a quiet, joyous expectation of inner peace, great joy and even more good things to come!

About the Author:

John (“Dealey”) Carpenter Dealey, International MasterMind expert, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author and self-made millionaire, is dedicated to helping people reach goals and achieve their dreams. Visit his website at:

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