Good morning there lovlies! Can you believe 2015 has arrived?!
I am happy to say good bye to 2014.
It held some pretty bad times for me.
I learned a lot,
but would not ever want to revisit what I have been through.
That being said there is still the finalizing of my divorce next month so struggles will continue through 2015.
One thing is changing though.
That is how I think about things.
It seems everywhere I turn people,
people I care about,
I come in contact with many people daily in my work,
everyone just about that I meet has struggles.
It just seems no matter where we turn people are dealing with such hard things.
Mental health issues.
No matter what I am dealing with personally,
the only way I keep myself from being just completely unhappy is to not focus on all the negative,
but rather look for the positive even in whatever bad situation is thrown at me.
If we truly look hard enough good can be found in most issues.
There are so many things in our lives we just cannot change,
we are powerless to change them.
We can change our attitude, how we look at things.
How we approach what we might be going through.
How many times have we heard of people kicking cancer and the doctors are baffled as to why.
More times than not it was the persons positive outlook that was vital to the persons success.
For me part of that attitude is gratitude.
I find that when I focus on the good, the blessings I do have in my life I can cope with the bad that comes.
I mean how ungrateful I would be if I did not give thanks daily
focus on that good despite what not so good is happening?!
To help my children with this,
and myself in this process starting tonight we are going to begin making a Gratitude Jar.
Each night when we sit down for dinner we will each write down something good that happened that day.
This helps in so many ways.
First it helps us to change our thinking looking for good even in what we might think is the worst day ever.
Next if we are having a “worst day ever” we can open the jar and read some of our blessings and remember.
Finally they are our memories and
we can sit at a family time together pull them all out and remember together,
sharing and being able again to be thankful for all that we are truly blessed with.
Many people give thanks and focus on that 1 day a year.
Here in our family we do it as often as possible.
This will help us to focus on it daily,
making it a habit of showing our love and gratitude for all that is good in our lives.
So until next time be fantabulous!!