I've become a much more spiritual person the past couple of years. The biggest impact this has had on my life is that I no longer worry about ridiculous things anymore. And almost everything's ridiculous when it comes to worrying! Either you do something about it, or you realize that there's nothing you can do about it.
The result? I'm much calmer and I enjoy life more. I also think my hair has stopped thinning! It's not coming back, but it's also not going away. (Or maybe I'm just not worrying about it anymore...)
While I'm very content and happy with my life right now, there are still plenty of things I want. When my Momma-In-Law stayed with us recently, I learned a new way to think about those wants when she showed me the Gratitude Beads her pastor made for her.
Basically, when you find yourself wanting something, you start by turning your mind toward gratitude. You touch the tan beads, one by one, and think about six things in your life that you're thankful for. Finally, you touch the textured bead and ask for what you want.
Cool thing is, by the time you reach the textured bead, you realize how much you've already been given.
Does that make a difference as far as whether or not your wish or prayer will come true? Probably not. But it will make a difference in how you view the world.