nothing real can be threatened.
nothing unreal exists.
herein lies the peace of god.
~a course in miracles
as i kept up the process, i thought picking up these discarded bits of water choking plastic may be worth even more than my good intention ... maybe $1 - each. i reasoned that each one was, after all, one less butt in the water ... a valuable service indeed! slowly, over a bit of time, they became worth 100 each, then 1000. i loved the freedom of being able to name my own quotient! i realized at some point that i wasn't necessarily thinking in terms of that many dollars each, but they were certainly worth 100,000, and then a million - each. and then i went on to pick up 400 or 500 or 600 or more.
the thought occurred to me that the amount that had accrued is a number that i have (already) deposited into my account. what i knew was that in the view of the law of mankind's money, my contribution was not worth too much. i also knew that the units i had been counting actually had nothing to do with money. the astronomical amount was, in fact, abundance. the amounts i deposited over time into my account were in the form of universal abundance, and most certainly i was rewarded according to the divine law of compensation.
i delight in this reward, as there are at least that many less butts in the water. a less polluted ocean is one idea of abundance in the world.
...and i get the delicious experience of myself actually being the energy of abundance ... prosperity is being created, and i myself am creating it ... wow!
pressed down, shaken together, and running over. for by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.
abundance is law : we are all welcome : according only to our thoughts.