I’ve been thinking this week, about how thankful I am for “everything”. You know, like when you stay with friends for a few days and you leave and say, “Thanks for everything.” That’s sort of how I feel. You don’t really have to pinpoint one specific thing, or even three specific things. You’re just grateful. I feel a little bit like that.
I think it is because of my gratitude journal. I think that has been the main ingredient in my slow, but steady, transformation. That and Deb’s 52 Weeks To Simplify Your Life challenge. For about 3 months I did both of these religiously. And it didn’t take long before I saw differences. I was no longer Negative Nelly, Debbie Downer, miserable about life and all (or as I thought, what little) it had to offer.
I began to see the positives. I began to see the positive side of the negatives, even! I started to let things go. I can’t tell you how nice it is to just LET. THINGS. GO. Because do you know what holding on to them does? It slowly destroys you. I know people get their knickers in a knot about anything and everything. And they say they “can’t” let it go. YOU CAN! You choose not to!
Only seeing the negative, only being miserable in life, it only makes you more negative and more miserable yourself. I know, because I have lived it. I have heard the words coming out of my mouth. The constant whinging.
Some people may think the book The Secret is a crock of crap, but there is so much truth to it. Don’t know what it is? It is the basic theory that what you put out, you get in return.
I’m not saying you have to be positive every second of every day. There are times I can get really cranky, negative, agitated…just ask my husband and son! But I know how to turn those moments around. I know how to stop and think. Listen. Have some perspective. Count to 10 before I react. Look for the silver lining. There is almost always a silver lining. Almost.
One thing I know for certain, people would rather be around happy people. They get sick of your bitching and moaning. And I think if you could hear yourself, you’d get sick of it too. I heard myself. I was so sick of hearing myself, I changed. It wasn’t hard. Give it a go! You’ll be thankful you did!
Linking up with Kate for Thankful Thursday.