Monday, January 14, 2008

Gratitude

lately i have consciously been making an effort to "watch my thoughts"... i have been trying to think positive thoughts as well as thoughts of gratitude instead of being negative and griping all the time... i've also been reading several books too... it seems that the underlying message i'm getting (right now) from everywhere is gratitude... gratitude towards everything... being thankful for everything (that i have, have had, and will have)... i wish i could explain how i'm feeling but i am having a very hard time putting it into words... it seems that when i think how lucky i am to have such great family that thought leads to how lucky i am to have such great friends and then onto how lucky i am to have such great kitties and on and on... when i'm in a bad mood or i can tell that's where i'm heading i've been trying to think positive thoughts or thoughts of gratitude... for the most part it has been working... don't get me wrong, it's not 100% foolproof but i've been very impressed with the "results"... for instance, instead of getting raving mad at rrll when he does something completely stupid i am trying to think to myself, i do things he may consider stupid too i'm sure and none of us are perfect... and i usually i find myself pitying him... not in a bad way though, more like an understanding... another example, road rage... that is a big one for me... if you're not driving the way i think you should be (according to how i'm driving at the time because my driving will vary) then you're driving the wrong way... um, ok, really, what sense does that make?!?! so i've been working on that... just driving... staying calm...

so i am going to challenge myself... each day i will find something to be grateful for... something to give thanks for...

so today i am grateful for this blog (and for the person who introduced me to blogging- GIRL!!!) this blog has done many things for me... the top two (in no particular order): it has allowed me to say whatever i want and it introduced me to my blogger sisters!!!

3 comments:

kilax said...

Finding something to be grateful for every day is a great idea. I bet you will find it is not even that difficult after you get into it!

I am grateful for blogging too :)

kellykellykelly said...

You are welcome girl!!! Thanks for opening my eyes to so many things. You have no idea. I love you and i am grateful for our friendship. keep up the good work!

Gina said...

I remember seeing a Oprah show and I remember Oprah saying that everyone should think of one thing they are thankful for everyday, even if its something as mundane as seeing a squirrel run across your lawn.

I am VERY thankful for blogging. It has been so therapeutic, so eye opening; and so entertaining!

Blog sisters rule!