you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat
what has happened as a gift. Everything is either
an opportunity to grow or an obstacle
to keep you from growing.
You get to choose.”
People often tell me I’m ahead of time — but NOT usually a whole week!
But you know me! And you know I spend a lot of time laughing at myself for the goofy stuff I do, and yet again I was my own morning entertainment. So I sat down with my cup of coffee, looked through the sliding glass door at the perfectly beautiful day. I watched the soft golden sunlight detail every bit of texture on the bark of the big maple tree (that’s the one with the little helicopters that fall right?) in my yard and just felt… peaceful. Then I checked my morning email and saw that quote above by Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Luckily, I already have that mindset, and live that philosophy but it’s affirming to have your thoughts custom-delivered to you by the Universe — or in this case, Nightingale Conant — in a sensory way.
It reminded me that it had been a long while since I’d written a gratitude list. We all need to do a gratitude list from time to time. Actually, I think we should do little one every day, for a quick intentional reinforcement for ourselves and to create the happy heart we need to go through each day with a grateful, empowered attitude.
I suggest to people that they need to come up with 10 things they’re grateful for — or could be grateful for, if they chose to be. But really, if you can’t come up with 100, then you’re not really trying. But 10 will definitely get you started.
I made mine that morning, and put it here: https://www.intenselypositive.com/gratitude-list/
Check it out when you have some time, then make your own and post it someplace you can see it, and reflect on it and recycle it when something happens that you think you can’t be grateful for. Then you can be happy by sheer overwhelming number of things: 100 good things to 1 “ugh” thing. The balance sheet is tipped squarely in your favor. What are you grateful for?
Have an awesome day.