Ok. This post is very different from my last, but you’ve gotta mix it up, y’know?
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Every now and again I have moments when I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude.
I’m guilty of having those days when I throw myself a pity party and cry myself to sleep thinking about all the things that are wrong in my life. But recently I have found myself having more moments of gratitude then I do attending those pity parties, and I love it!
This may not be a surprise to you but when you have a positive outlook on life you find yourself living a positive one. I’m not saying if you think positively you’ll find yourself with a new car or with lots of money or loads of friends going to huge parties. When I say “a positive life” I mean that you’ll feel happier. Instead of getting new things you’ll start to open your mind to the good things that are already in your life.
Its not easy to change your outlook on life but you can do it. I found myself in a very low place about two years ago, I couldn’t see any good in my life. I was extremely negative therefore I lived a negative life. But I managed to change my way of thinking and have become a more positive person. Believe me I’m not about to say the world is filled with rainbows and magical fairies that sprinkle kindness over every person, although some people need a bit of fairy dust sprinkled over them. I’ve just become more grateful for the people and the things I do have in my life instead of thinking about the things I don’t have.
I take moments to appreciate what I have. Whilst at a family dinner I look around to see all my family laughing and smiling. When I’m driving home from work I take moment to appreciate the scenery. Sometimes even when I’m just sitting at home I look around my house and think to myself “I’m so lucky to have a lovely house that I share with someone I love”.
I’ve realised that you can’t wait for events to come along to make you happy, change your perspective and find the good in whatever occurs. Take your happiness into your own hands and make small changes to become more postive. Sometimes this isn’t always doing something to make you happy, like running a hot bubble bath or watching your favourite film with a massive hot chocolate but more about seeing situations in a brighter light.
For a while I had to actually write down the positive things in my life. I kept a Gratitude diary or more of a positive diary, this helped me remember the good things in my life when I felt low. Over time I was able to leave the diary behind and remember these good things on my own. Now I have moments of Gratitude.
I’ll leave you with my grateful moment of the day.
What are you grateful for? Let me know in the comments below.
Ta-ra for now