Have you thought about gratitude lately? Most of us have so much to be grateful for, but it is easy to oversee these people, or things in a busy day. We get used to our blessings just being there for us, and obsess over our problems, our unmet needs, or unfulfilled desires.
Nothing is as uplifting to your spirit as positive energy. Each day I try to take a moment to simply show my appreciation for life every day. On my bus trip to work or while I’m standing in that annoying line at the supermarket, I use that minute to reflect on what I have, rather than what I don’t have. Sometimes when I can’t fall asleep at night I use a trick I learned some years ago. I go through the alphabet and try to think of one thing to be grateful for each letter of the alphabet. I rarely make it to Z….but then I am rather grateful for those zzzzzzz’s too!
Smile and laugh often to help you feel better, and to help others around you feel good. As you well know smiling and laughing are contagious. Learn to forgive. Let go of anger and grudges, so you can focus on more positive things in your life.
With a little bit of planning, you’ll see improvements to your mind, body and soul throughout the year. I invite you now to leave a comment with one thing you are grateful for!! And I am very grateful for meeting all of you, and that you come in and visit me even when life is way too busy!!
Have a wonderful weekend. I will be spending mine working at the battered women’s shelter. (I am a crisis therapist there, not a volunteer…just to clear that up because sometimes the comments show people are confused.) Many people react to the fact that I work at the shelter like this must be a terribly sad and tough place to work. Well it is tough sometimes, but it is also very uplifting. Here is a place overflowing with gratitude, belief in the future, belief in the ability to change, and beautiful caring between fellow sisters in trouble. It is an endless source of inspiration and I am grateful for that as well.