Gratitude and Peace… A Shift in Attitude
Today I feel like sharing randomness. The insanity in our country today is taking a toll on many of us…too many of us. I’m an admitted news junkie and all about anything that is anti-drumpf, but it’s time to focus more on the positive things in life and get back to gratitude.
Mind you, I’m still going to follow the news and obsess about things like why was Jill Stein at that infamous dinner in Russia with Putin and Flynn? When will a ‘deep throat’ show up to get this circus out of our lives and in jail?
Admittedly, without Colbert and Kimmel and Seth Meyers, et.al. I’d probably be in a straight jacket by now. Just kidding…sort of, but lord how we need laughter these days!
I wonder how drumpf’s supporters manage without comic relief? Or do they find Faux News not just ‘fair and balanced’ but entertaining, too? I have to admit, Hannity makes me laugh out loud!
Back in the mid-nineties when Oprah was all about mindfulness and gratitude I was all in. Gary Zukov, Sarah ban Breathnach, Maya Angelou and so many others brought a sharp shift in how many of us began to look at things in our daily lives and the world.
You can’t live in a negative space and stay mentally healthy. I’m certain of that and I’m feeling it lately. I was feeling it when I began using Ms. Breathnach’s gratitude journal at the end of every day to force myself to think about the positive in my life, which was not perfection at the time, and not focus on the negative.
I credit that shift in my emotional focus for bringing positive change into my life. I know it works and yet I’ve drifted far away from the daily practice.
I’ll probably have to do my journaling in the morning now since my wine consumption inhibits true clarity in the evening. Hey, we all need some relief by the end of the day. Don’t judge.
So here are some random thoughts to get back on track…
* I’m so grateful for my dogs who bring joy into my life daily with their unconditional love. That’s a lot harder for humans, don’t you think? I keep trying, though.
* I find peace and joy in this beautiful home and garden we have now and so much gratitude for Dave’s hard work in both.
* I’m proud of my kids and grandkids on so many levels and love watching them grow and find their way in the world fills my heart.
* I’m grateful that Dave has become so involved in Habitat for Humanity, which he’s always wanted to do and now can. The friendships we’ve made through that group is a bonus blessing.
* The work involved in getting the Secret Garden Tour together this year has been a challenge but has introduced me to new friends and I’m grateful for that.
* Hearing the roar of the ocean has always given me peace and now I hear it every day. Quite a blessing!
* Writing and art, in many forms, are in my soul but I haven’t always honored those gifts. I do now.
* And all of you who read and support my writing have a very special place in my heart. I am grateful for each and every one of you.
Your turn…share some of your blessings with me.