There are so many things to be grateful for.
Sometimes I have to stop and think about these things when I am feeling a little down.
When I wish life were a little bit different.
When things don’t pan out the way I want them to.
When I wish it was me, but it isn’t.
When I feel overwhelmed with work and being a Mum.
I have to remember that I have a pretty good life.
I don’t want for much. I have a loving family, partner, daughter.
I have my health. I am generally in good health, although I do need to lose weight.
I can go out when I want, I buy myself nice things.
I don’t have to worry about debt.
I have a roof over my head, my own home.
I am loved.
I have so many positives in my life, I need to make sure that any negatives do not outweigh this, or take over my thoughts.
Many negatives are just in my own mind. I need to flip these thoughts and turn the negativity into some positive energy.
I have really enjoyed reading and taking part in Embrace Happy with Karin and writing down my #3goodthings every day.
Karin has written about appreciating little moments this week and this is something I am trying to do.
One example of this was this weekend. Nancy and I were at home, and we put Winnie the Pooh on Netflix. Nancy had never seen it before,many she was mesmerised by the cartoon. As we watched, she hugged me and put her cheek next to mine, asking me questions about the characters as we watched. It was such a lovely, little perfect moment.
I also read Katie Piper’s Book Start Your Day with Katie each morning. Having the thought in my head as I leave the house does help me get into a better frame of mind.
Walking more, getting more active and eating healthier definitely helps me to feel more positive too.
When things get tough for me, or stressful, I have to remember that my troubles are nothing compared to some people living out there. I need to keep in mind the here and now, and enjoy the here and now, letting go of the little niggles and embracing my life as it is. My life now, as it is, is good. And even if this is the best it gets, this is good, it is better than good.
I need to feel thankful, and grateful for my lot. And I am.