Updated: Jan 19, 2021
It happens to the best of us.
Things are going hunky-dory and then, all of a sudden, those unseen storm clouds come sneaking in. Previously fun things seem cast in shadow as the world turns a little darker.
It's hard to focus, but focus you must; for it is in these difficult times that we begin to lose sight of the things that truly matter.
When the world throws you a hundred things to bring you down, find and use a thousand to raise yourself higher!
Easier said than done, I know.
It is in these challenging times that it is more important than ever to practice gratitude for all that we have. It's easy, once you know where to start.
Make a list of 10 things around you that have a purpose in your life. Everything from sentimental to practical. It can be a loved one or a sturdy pair of shoes.
Now thank them. Yes, thank those shoes and express your love to your loved one. That is being grateful and showing gratitude.
Doing this rewires your brain to recognize the positives in your life. It lessens and shortens those dark days to moments, letting you move onward and upward to becoming your best you.
It is during these obstacles that we get to choose our future selves. Don't let old adages about fate deter you from taking the steering wheel to your life. Making the conscious and mindful choice to recognize your life of abundance opens up the doors of possibility.
Take a moment each day, for it truly only takes a moment, and practice gratitude for 10 things in your life.
You may be surprised at how hard it is to stop yourself at ten