Just some words to live by that you can control 🙂 Embrace your day all!
I am going to chat about it here for a few also. We do know that Gratitude is an an Attitude and it can change your life right?
For me, it means more reading, meditating, deep breathing, and quiet space. I have been more content with who I am and my life the last month in doing this. It carries over into every area of my life. I guess you could say I’ve developed certain new habits.
Have you found that once you commit to having an attitude of gratitude, on a daily basis, it changes the way you think? I have read that our minds cannot hold two conflicting thoughts at the same time. When you think in terms of gratitude, that influences your behavior. Again, we do move towards and become like what we think about.
Years back, when I was going through what to me was a very hard and soul draining time…ie: being laid off from work after years of working in Corporate America, I remember ending my day saying things like this ” Dear Universe–I made it another day in job searching and telling myself I am a smart woman and i will find one again.” And I did! And eventually another layoff lead to me deciding to be my own boss…. 🙂 It is really about the way we think about things that makes the difference.
So for real….What you do think about does come to you……as in Like attracts Like. Having that attitude of gratitude, on a daily basis, has changed the way I go through the my day and realizing and remembering all the abundance I do have right now.
I have found also, now more than ever, that being around negative people even on FB, zaps my positive energy! Have you? I desire to put out positive energy and be around those that do! It leads to a much more peaceful life. It’s like a snowball, the more we are positive and grateful to and for those around us, the more they are, then the people they are that way to…become that way. And someday soon that snowball will roll all the way across the US and help people live lifes with happier outlooks and be kinder to each other!
Who’s with me here? Let me know when you start doing this on a daily basis, ok? – I’d love to hear from you!
Okay so I am going to be really honest here…..I used to pride myself in staying close to my long distance friends and extended family, you know? The people who mean the most to me. But the last few years I have really been remiss. Holiday time comes around so quickly and reminds me all to much about how I need to step it up.
Yes, I use my Send Out Cards account and send cards once in while to just to let those people know I am thinking of them. But this last year, again I have been remiss on that part also. Life gets in the way right? Well…I am vowing to not let it anymore!
Yes the cards are awesome……BUT the best way just sometimes is to reach out and call, or take the drive to go see them right! Hey even Skype is so much fun! I did this with my oldest daughter, husband, and their 6 kids who live 14 hours away. It was crazy and noisy most of the time, full of laughs, jokes, serious conversation, and yes some tears. It was WONDERFUL! ***BTW ….my photo used here is my youngest grandson looking up and making sure he can see the cool waterfalls***
All too often we get caught up on FB messaging, or texting, that we forget to pick up the phone and call, or get in the car to drive. Let’s just not let this happen anymore, are you with me here?
So let’s stop putting off those coffee dates with friends. Stop putting off those phone calls with family members and only waiting for special occasions to connect. Let’s reach out today okay?