Alright now, this is not a new concept: “Develop an attitude of gratitude” – but how do you do it?
It is very easy to get caught up in the negative stories and emotions of the day. There are always things happening – news stories, life in general – that can really bring you down. So how can you work on being able to let things “flow”? By flow I mean observe, respond and feel, but don’t get caught in that negative place. One great idea that I find very helpful is to write down 3 things that I am grateful for that day. By ending the day on a positive note it reminds me of all that is good in my life. That really helps to let some of the negative stuff just “flow” on by.
Now these things don’t need to be big. Looking back through my journal some things I have been grateful for are puddles, sleeping in, and big, toothy smiles.
Today I am grateful for close friends, good long distance plans and quiet.
What are you grateful for? That’s this weeks challenge. Every night before you go to bed write down 3 things you are grateful for and start to “flow”.