• Brooke Budke

Hope is all around


I want to talk today about hope.


I have a life coach that I have been working with for four-and-half, to five years now. And, it's amazing because every time I learn something new about myself, I learn something new about my commitments. I learn something new about what I need to interrupt in my life, and patters. This past week, I needed to interrupt the mindset of scarcity—the belief that I need more than I have to be happy.


One thing specifically, she asked us was our beliefs about abundance. Briefly, we dove into the difference between a scarcity mind and an abundant mind. A scarcity mind always says "I'm not enough." There's not enough time. I am not lovable. There's not enough money, or freedom, or friends. All of the things that are not true about ourselves. The world around us, every day, wants to make you believe that you are not enough. But actually if you learn how to lock into your brain, you can possess a mindset of abundance.




"The world around us, every day, wants to make you believe that you are not enough."

It's not easy, friends. Life is tough. Every single day there are new obstacles that arise. To create abundance you have to learn to be discipline in your mind, every single day to create abundance around you—to see abundance in the dark times.


I will share that she asked us a question, "How do you know what hope is? What does it look like? What does it feel like?" She said for her, it's the sunset and sunrise. And what a beautiful thing to know that every day when the sun rises and sets we have a new opportunity, 24 hours of grace to begin again.


For her it's the sunrise and sunset. For me, it's SNOW. And, my family and I have had a challenging start to the new year, and rest assured every single time I reach up and ask for grace and abundance, it snows! And, so yes I know so many people have resisted the snowy weather. They've resisted falling in love with the cold, with the snow, with the ice, and the winter. Yet, for me, snow brings hope. Hope is something that says "there's a new day coming. Things will get better." Hope is when you go to sleep in one world and you wake up in one that's quite different. The snow that will cover the earth and cover the ground - it makes everything new again. It's hope. It's no different than the sunrise or the sunset.


"Hope is something that says 'there's a new day coming. Things will get better.' Hope is when you go to sleep in one world and you wake up in one that's quite different."

The second image of hope I think of is one of my favorite flowers—the tulip. Because somewhere under the ground right now in the most barren conditions, it is full of ice and full of snow, there is a tulip that is going to work. And they will break through. And they will come out of the cold weather, of the winter. Tulips are hope for me. Snow is hope for me.



So today, I want you to embrace the weather of your current state. Embrace the hope in your life. Focus on an abundant mindset. One of abundance means there is enough. There is enough with everything inside of me. I am enough. I have everything I need to succeed. This mindset does not point the finger, or blames. This mindset says "I will not shift my circumstance outward". Because you, my friends, have everything you need to succeed inside of you. That is abundance. And once you focus on it. All of your joy, all of your resources, all of your time, everything multiplies. Focus on abundance.


"You, my friends, have everything you need to succeed inside of you. That is abundance."

Root in, the snow brings hope. Hope that things can begin again, hope that things in your life are white, new again and refreshed. Hope that spring is coming. Have hope, have abundance, have an amazing day!

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