My husband and I have recently begun to work together on a home-based business.  It’s been a good experience as we have completely different strengths and have much to learn from one another.   Kent is more business savvy.  He has an accounting degree and is logical, process-oriented and goal-directed.  I, on the other hand, am much more relational.  When I set my mind to a task, I tend to jump right in and figure things as I go along with very little hesitation or reservation.

In the past, I’ve considered my husband to be a naturally positive person.  But recently, I realized that he’s not “naturally” positive.  It’s something that he has worked at over the years.     I’ve frequently made comments like, “Kent’s an optimist.  I’m a realist.”   Now, I see that for what it is:  a cop out.  It’s been my way to rationalize my own negativity.

For years, my husband has encouraged me to dream big, practice positive affirmations and visualize daily.   So, last week, I decided to commit myself to working on this.  I started off by working on vision  book.  I picked out a pretty notebook and proceeded to fill it with meaningful pictures, images, and words.    It’s really a glimpse of where I would like to be physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and financially.

The Law of Attraction made it into pop culture a few years ago with the book, “The Secret.”   The true secret, however, can only be found in God’s holy Word.  I do believe that God wants us to prosper (Jeremiah 29:11) yet I don’t buy into prosperity gospel.     I also believe that the roots of the law of attraction lie in Scripture.   In Phillipians 4:8, we are advised to think on what is pure, true, honorable and praiseworthy.  God wants me to focus on the positive because, ultimately, that glorifies Him.

Here is a sneak peek from my vision book.  Most of these images, I picked up on Pinterest, the home of visual beauty and inspiration.

My dream car.  A pre-1985 Mercedes 300TD wagon converted to run on waste veggie oil.  Any color would be fine but, since I’m dreaming, I’m partial to this green.

Self-explanatory.

This is such a beautiful image of the way our bodies are designed to work.  Very inspiring.  Nice arms, too.

My dream home.  I love modern and minimalist homes.  I first saw the Sunset Breezehouse several years ago and have not been able to get it out of my head.  I love nearly everything about it; it is truly my dream house.  It’s a modular home that’s built on site.  Down here, in Georgia, we have lots of modular homes though we call em trailers.  I’m certainly o.k. with trailer living.

I encourage you to think about your own dreams and visions.  Wanna share?