The Monday Blues, today's post will focus on gratitude.
Yesterday we whined. Today we will be thankful.
No one can be happy all the time. We will always have our moments, or a series of moments, when life has us run down. In the midst of those moments it is easy to find ourselves feeling frustrated and being flooded with negative thoughts. It is a well known secret that our thoughts directly impact our emotions.
By changing our thinking we can change our outlook on the world, and in turn, we can change our life!
After a rather rough start on Monday morning, I changed my thinking and over the course of the day good things began to happen. When I am in a rut, I stop and think about all of the things in my life for which I am most thankful.
Here is my list, in no particular order..
My relationship with God
My real life friends
My 'twitter friends'
A healthy family
A beautiful home
A stable job
I could go on and on listing the material possessions that I am thankful for, but mostly I am thankful for the wonderful people in my life and for the things that you can't put a price tag on.
The amazing thing about gratitude is that when you are grateful for the blessings in your life, more and more blessing will be given to you. Before you can get what you most desire in life, you must be grateful for what you already have.
What are you thankful for? I invite you to comment on this post and share your thoughts.