What Nice Things Happened in Your Life Today?
What if you took a few moments every day to ask yourself: “What Wonderful Things Happened in My Life Today?”
In these times of economic uncertainty, political confusion and dramatic Earth changes, it is vitally important that we remember the importance of Attitude, Gratitude and Focus.
Attitude is all about making choices about how you see your world. Is your glass half full or half empty? Do you see the sky as “partly cloudy” or “partly sunny”? My Mom always instilled in me the belief of seeing the “silver lining” in every cloud… “taking the high road” in challenging situations, and “keeping a stiff upper lip”…
When you see your world as a happy place, you’ll feel happier, healthier and be better equipped to face any situation.
Gratitude — the art of being thankful — is all about appreciating all of the wonderful things you discover daily in your life. Whether it’s thanking a friend, co-worker or loved one for an act of kindness, or silently feeling and being thankful for finding a parking spot in a crowded lot, the positive psychological and physiological benefits of gratitude are well-documented.
Focus describes the conscious act of concentrating your attention on a particular event, situation, concept or thought. You’ve probably heard the saying, “You are what you think!” If you’re constantly thinking gloom and doom, you’re going to feel stressed and depressed. The flip side is also true — if you view your life as an adventure, and meet every challenge as an opportunity, you’ll feel upbeat and excited no matter what.
This blog is about that powerful triad — attitude, gratitude and focus. Ask yourself, “What nice things happened today in my life?” How wonderful did you feel about it?
We’re hoping this simple act that EVERYONE can do — regardless of religion, monetary wealth, political status, etc. — will prompt a gentle shift and positive change in the collective consciousness.
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