That is the answer to the question, “What will make the difference in my life?”
Listening vs. arguing.
Hearing vs. telling.
Learning vs. knowing.
If it is difficult to be grateful today…
If you need a jumpstart on gratitude because your life sucks…
Mighty Miss Mya is coming to help.
Loved this ABC News Story.
I think I’ll watch it every time I hear myself sigh.
In order for my life to be great, I must first appreciate it…made no sense to me when I thought my life sucked.
I always told people, “I do appreciate my life, but…”
I wanted a better life now, and everything seemed to be against me. I didn’t know that the “but” was the obstacle. That craving, that longing, that discontent stopped me from loving what I already had enough to feel the joy. Because…
I had to start smiling at my life, my future, and my predicaments. Really.
Unhappiness pushes away joy…and people…and opportunities.
Now, I know.
Now, I know my first routine (and most important) of the day is to feel more joy. Especially, when I feel there is none.
(Not the emotion of lack, frustration, or impatience; the emotion of joy, fulfillment, energy, and love. Feel it now.)
What if those of us who walk around pathetically muttering to ourselves said only kind and productive things to ourselves instead?
What if we recognized the demeaning muttering for what it really is: unproductive babble?
(“God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” – J.G. Holland)
Friday the 13th was my mother’s lucky day.
I can’t remember ever having a bad Friday the 13th, well, except maybe the day I went to see “Friday the 13th,” but, the superstitions part of me still wants to have it’s say. When Friday the 13th comes around, I hear myself thinking, “Uh-oh, watch out!” But, this year, I do not intend to listen.
Several years ago I started naming my years. Even-numbered years had always been my favorite until I noticed that the odd-numbered years had been more productive for me. So, instead of entertaining doubts at the beginning of 2018, I named 2018, “My Best Year Ever.”
And…it has been.
I’m carrying over that lesson:
“Failure is not your enemy but your guide to improvement.”