My Happiness List

GRATITUDE ATTRACTS ABUNDANCE

I’m not sure you’re all aware of this crazy fact, but…It’s May. As in, the month of May. As in, we are already 5 months in to our year, as in, next month will be half way through 2014. I personally still feel like we’re in January (or should be) but as the old saying goes, time flys when you’re having fun. And fun is an understatement for my year so far in 2014. One thing that I will never get sick of doing in this here space of mine I’ve created is expressing and showing gratitude and although it’s a little scary we are almost half way through the year, there is still so much to be grateful for in each and every one of the days that is currently whizzing past us.

I have said for many many years now that an attitude of gratitude attracts abundance and the law of attraction works in powerfully divine ways. Take today to think of all the things, the little things, going on in your life at the moment that you are grateful for….here are a few of mine.

Morgys 30th Birthday Surprise 

The last week has seen my favourite human on the whole universe (and milky way and galaxy) turn a very young 3-0. His birthday also happened to coincide with the extra extra long weekend in Perth we had for Easter and then backed up by Anzac Day, so with that in mind I booked us for a few nights at the Crown Hotel in Perth. A mini holiday getaway right here in our beautiful home town. The report from the birthday boy himself was that he had the best time ever. Success. There was lots and lots of trying out all the restaurants there – including rock pool for our 7 year anniversary which was also over that weekend – baths, cocktails by the pool, work outs, movie watching and just general relaxing and laughs. I love the quote “sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out”. That was this for us. Just some time out for Morgs & I in an otherwise crazy hectic – but blessed – life where sometimes we aren’t always in the same state or country together more recently. We planned Morgs retirement date from his 9-5 more concretely, connected back to us, I got to spoil him rotten and we just enjoyed every second in each others company feeling like it was us against the world. We have also decided random trips to luxurious hotels like this in our own home town are going to become much more of a regular thing for us and our continuing love story. 

Breakfast Dates with favourite friends 










There are many, many things I love in life but breakfast with some of my divine soul sisters is always incredibly high up there on the gratitude list. I am extra blessed at the moment to have one of my nearest and dearest friends expecting her first baby so the catch ups are even more exciting and amazing as I get to watch her growing baby bump and glowing self. I am one of Perth Cities biggest advocates for loving my city I live in and when we have gorgeous little cafes like Moore & Moore in Fremantle serving up incredible breakfasts like the above – it’s no wonder I’m so in love. 

Babysitting this babe – my almost 3 year old niece 

Meet Delilah. She’s almost 3 going on whoevenhonestlyknowsbutshesadorablesowhocares. She loves my lei – obviously. Wearing my high heels. Dora the explorer. Sleeping – she’s slept from 7:30pm – 8:00am since she was 5 weeks old. Vegemite Toast. Babychinos. Being adorable. Counting. The colour Purple. And la la LOVES animals – especially her adopted dog “Jess”. Uncle Morgs & I got to babysit this little angel INCLUDING a sleep over a few weekends ago and had the best.time.ever. It might sound bias but she is honestly the sweetest, cutest, most polite, divine kid going around who says please and thank you’s any chance she gets and loves to tidy up. Notevenkiddngyou. I regularly tell my sister (her amazing mama) she has ruined her chance of me ever having my own babies as I swear there is no love left over in my heart as its ALL gone to Delilah. Can you tell I’m in love? 

Grounding at the beach  

There is a lot of things I love in this life but being able to lay on a towel soaking up Autumn sun on a warm early Saturday morning with my favourite book – ‘The Fire Starter Sessions’ by Danielle LaPorte ticks off a lot of things at the one time. Big time. Sun. Grounding. Inspiring words. The Beach. I remember picking this book up half way through 2012. And not putting it down until I had stopped. As I shut the last page, I was crying. It resonated with me that hard. I got to work very quickly on pouring these words out on a page and I honestly can pin point that being the beginning of me really owning who and what I wanted to be. That I knew I was destined to not be chained behind a desk working someone else’s dream and that I was born to live my own purpose – just like we all are. I have recommended the book to tens of girls all who also now credit it for the same shifts. If you are a soul centred visionary woman who wants more from life and yourself – to feel better and do better…. it’s time to gift yourself this book gorgeous and go and do some discovery and grounding of your own. 
Getting organised + Being a lady boss 

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know that I was blessed last July to be able to retire from my 9-5 and step in to full time entrepreneurship and living life on my own terms. I turned my 30 day cleanse in to a multiple six figure business and left my corporate career to help other fearless females do the same. A great mentor said to me around the same time however that with wealth, always comes great responsibility and I took that very seriously. From the get go, even when I was earning $500 a week from my home business on top of my corporate income I was recording my receipts, saving my tax and treating it like a multi million dollar business. Now that weekly pay can be anywhere between $5,000 a week and up to $7,000 a week and because I had my systems in place from Day 1, keeping on top of everything, remaining compliant and doing my business like a big grown adult is easy. If there is one thing I can pass on to budding entrepreneurs, is this – act like you have a multi million dollar business and you will GROW a multi million dollar business, and yes, that means even doing the notsomuchfunstuff like ensuring your across your tax and GST from day 1 (and having a fantastic accountant from Day 1 also).
Family time with my Fav Human


    





I don’t think it’s any real surprise that spending time with my favourite human is prettyyyy much my favourite of my favourite things to do. Did I mention favourite? Recently we got to have a long weekend together and managed to get down to see Morgans mum and Step Dad and the afternoon that followed was simply blissful. His step dad is an incredible cook (& Italian – so fantastic cook of Italian food, double yay) and whipped us up some home made spaghetti carbonara accompanied by a delicious white wine followed by an afternoon of cruising on the Mandurah Canals on their boat. Family + sunshine + home cooked meals + boats + water + him = a grateful blissed out girl. 


This quote – simple. truth. love 



Not much else needs to be said with this, but sometimes all we need to remember through the rush and hustle and bustle of a crazy but extraordinary life is to eat healthily, sleep well, breathe deeply and enjoy life. 

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My wish for you today and everyday is just that. Have a divine week beautiful. 

Messages from the Universe


Sometimes, things, people and opportunities come along that are hang on to your seat, not to be missed kinda’ moments. They can be delivered by an unexpected party invitation, a free trip to an exotic location, a coffee date with a stranger that turns you in to best soul friends, or maybe, just maybe, it’s a note delivered in to your inbox daily by the big ole’ universe.
Months and months ago I signed up to receive daily notes from the universe (divinely inspired by a remarkable man called Mike Dooley). 
Picture this; you have had a crazy day. You might be rushed, you might be stressed, you might be highly strung. Hey, you might even be where I hope you to be which is blissed out, relaxed, happy – you know, the good stuff. Then your inbox ‘pings’ and in there, you have a note from the universe itself. You don’t know how it knew, and you don’t care either, but every day, it seems to deliver the exact right words, that you needed as the exact sign, at the right time in the right moment.


I cherish the emails I receive and it’s not unusual for a texting/phone call frenzy to ensue with my bestie PK after proclaiming HOW did they universe know that we needed to hear that – for different reasons, but it has the same impact.
The notes are exceedingly divine, absolutely necessary and just a delicious boost to any day. In the spirit of sharing all things extraordinary and soulfully good – Life is just one extraordinary gift ready to be unwrapped everyday, and life to me isn’t life at all without sharing. Some of you may already receive them (high five) but wouldn’t you agree, that if one more person was gifted the messages from the universe then this post is worth it.

If you aren’t already signed up and would love to, go here. If you are, again, high five, and for BOTH newbies, and oldies here are just a few of my favourite ‘notes’ so far….

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Now be honest, Anna, and think of all your dreams that have already come true. 

A lot, right? Tons. Actually, you’re a bit of a legend here already. 

Now, do you remember how before all the big ones came true, when you were pushing, reaching, and striving; hoping, wishing, and praying; you’d think to yourself, “then I’ll be freer… then I’ll rock… then I’ll know all things are possible… how happy I will be!”?

Let’s keep those promises,
    The Universe

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Anna, avoid gray areas. 

There, the illusion of safety is guarded by the lies of “maybe,” “sometime,” and “I don’t know.” There is a truth. There is a way. Life is absolute, and its principles exacting. If you put it out “there,” it has to come back. Ask, and it must be revealed. 

Think, speak, and move with your desires, and nothing will ever be the same. 

Tallyho,
    The Universe

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Anna, to make hard tasks easy, mountains molehills, and challenges simple, you can opt for one of two paths. You can be still, wait for guidance, and expect spontaneous enlightenment. 

Or you can just roll up your sleeves and get busy doing what you can, with what you’ve got, from where you are. 

May I suggest the latter? It’s usually much faster. And it makes you a bloomin’ lightening rod for divine guidance and spontaneous enlightenment. 

Hi-ho, 
    The Universe

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Everything in your life, right now, Anna, is awesome. Everything is in its right place, under grace, and whether or not this makes perfect sense yet, one day it will. And the time swiftly approaches when you’ll be exceedingly grateful for all that has brought you to this day and contributed to who you’ve become, because it is exactly that person who is now poised to live as you have always dreamed you would one day live. 

Happy Friday, 
    The Universe

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Dearest Anna, I was about to wish that your every dream come true. That you find yourself surrounded by friends, laughter, and good times. I almost wished that your every cup runneth over financially, romantically, spiritually, and creatively. That good health be your faithful companion, peace your guarded ally, and love your perpetual guide. When suddenly, it dawned on me that as an infinite, powerful, fun-loving gladiator of the Universe, with eternity before you and the power of your thoughts to help shape it… it’s you Anna Ogilvie, who will be granting wishes this year. 

I’d like peace on earth, please – 
    The Universe

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Finding your purpose in life



Oh. Why hey there you. I am so glad you’re with me in this exact moment as it’s right where you need to be. How are you feeling? Breathe. Sit with me for a moment and just be aware of the space you’re in. Is it calm? Relaxed? Or are you a little stressed and overwhelmed. Whatever space it is, I need you with me, all of you with all of me so clear it all out – and be open for what Im about to say – and hey, I need you to listen, really listen.
Are you ready?
You are actually a miracle. Fact. You, sitting here in front of this screen, reading these words. With your beating heart and incredible mind. With your breathe and your nuances.
A remarkable miracle, here on earth, born for a reason. You’re not here by chance or luck, you are here because you have purpose. A big one. You were born for a reason, and let me assure you, that your life’s mission was never, and will never be to just get by, it’s not justto exist. No freaking way.
Your lifes mission is to LIVE.  Live with gusto. Awe. Wonder. To play. Laugh. Get excited. Feel aligned. Be connected. To serve. Give. To wake with a fire in your belly so great you can’t help but to leap out of bed. To receive all of lifes gifts. It’s to know true happiness.
Heavy stuff? Not a chance. It’s pure FACT. Divine truth. Your birth right is to live a life of love and abundance and if you’re accepting anything less, then gorgeous, it’s time we got you back on the path you were born to be on.
At the moment I am truly blessed. I get to work for myself doing work that fills my whole heart and soul. I get to visit the beach on sunny days. I get to chose where I travel to in the world and when. I get to chose an income and earn it. I get to live my life of ideal days and genuinely help others do the same. There really was a journey to this life I now get to live though and my own life’s mission now is just to wake others up to their own greatness and potential and lead them to their own version of freedom, abundance and love.
So, with your permission, I’d love to share some little things you can start doing today, right now, to start heading back to a life of living, not just existing. That’s ok? Wonderful, I knew you’d be up for it…let’s begin then shall we?
Always want more

This could be the same as ‘never settle. Always wanting more means never accepting status quo. It means seeing barriers and breaking through them. It means setting goals that scare you because you ALWAYS want more. More from life, more from friends, more from love, but even most importantly more from yourself. Being the miracle that you are you have enormous capabilities to love and to serve and to give and to laugh and to have fun and to set huge goals and achieve them. Sometimes though, or even more sadly, regularly, we don’t want to deal with fear or rejection and so, we settle for less – we live a life that’s comfortable. I assure you though, you don’t want comfortable. You want more. You’ve got a goal to start your own business by 30? Why 30? Why not see if you can’t start putting things in to play now? That’s wanting more. You have achieved great success in a big project you’ve been working on that lit you up? Do something even grander and of more service next time. That too is wanting more.
Someone that wants more is the one you see dancing completely to the beat of their own drum living an extraordinary life – be that person.
Be grateful

An attitude of gratitude attracts abundance. Fact. The more you are grateful the more wildly phenomenal your life will get. It’s science I swear. I can single handedly point to massive growth and happiness in my life when my gratitude grew and grew.  Every time you are actively being grateful, genuinelygrateful, and expressing that gratitude in all areas of your life – more magic will occur (miracles, if you are open to that word). If you look at all the successful people in the world, and I don’t mean just riches, and tried to find a commonality amongst them all, it would be – gratitude.
If you struggle with daily acts of gratitude, just start small. When you awake, say thank you for the simple reason you are in fact awake. Being alive is in itself a big enough reason to be deeply grateful. If your favourite song comes on the radio, smile and express gratitude. If you love coffee and can sit and your work desk with a hot cup of Joe’ – smile and express gratitude. Even simply if you have two working legs, arms, eyes and ears – smile and express deep, deep gratitude – because what a gift of health that is.
Something magical happens when you start to express more gratitude too – and not just miracles – MORE of the good stuff gets attracted in to your life and you will start to find more and more things to be grateful for. By focusing on what you do have you attract an energy of abundance – so start to flex this muscle more and more and more until gratitude is a natural daily practice all day everyday.
Be open

To be open is to live.  Being open can be so beautifully and simply put as not judging. So you disagree with someone because they don’t look or sound similar to you. That’s totally ok, accept them anyway. Or maybe you have worked yourself up because someone had a different opinion to you that you got quite angry over. Breathe. Look at different opinions as gifts and that you got to hear a different version of events that you had not looked at in that light previously. I sometimes just sit in gratitude I in fact live in a country of democracy where people are allowed to have their own opinions. To be open is to live a life with open ears, open eyes but most importantly an open heart.
Gorgeous, guess what. Shit happens.
People will have different opinions. Things will not always, in fact sometimes rarely go to plan. Life will have ups and downs. You will have bad days. There will be dreams and goals you have to let go off.  Those you love you may lose.
Be open anyway.
Life is meant to be lived with open ears, open eyes and an open heart. The disappointment, prolonged hurt, anger and hate comes from closed ears, closed eyes and a closed heart.
Be open to new ideas. New adventures. New ways of thinking. New food. New people. New travel suggestions, new opportunities – but mainly, just be open to what life has to offer you as it all is a gift with the lessons we are gifted to learn. 
Live everyday with awe and wonder – everyday 

It’s the small things in life. Happiness doesn’t have to be elusive because nothing major has happened or is happening in your life. That barista that put a love heart or leaf in your coffee? That should make your day. Because frankly, whether they’re paid to kick ass at their job or not, they really didn’t need to go that extra mile – but guess what? They did. Your favourite song that comes on the radio? Your mind should be blown. It sounds silly (maybe) but to me, this is a love of fulfillment.
We were born with a natural awe and wonder. When our parents used to blow bubbles and play peek a boo – we thought it was the most magical thing in the WORLD – and yet somehow, somewhere along the way, we completely lost our way. Everything became normal. Boring. You’ve got to get BACK to that awe & wonder. It’s time to shake of the shackles of normal and wake back up.  You have sunsets, and laughter and love hearts in your coffee and divine choice for things like cooking your favourite food for goodness sake. Pretty wonderful
So here we are. If you’re still here, reading these words, I honour you. My only wish in this life is to live a life I am proud of with joy and love and service and help anyone willing to do the same to do so. The above words are soaked in honestly, truth and love, and if you can even start small, and adopt one – your life will have radical change.

It just starts with the openness to want it bad enough – and I hope you do.

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