Is Your Glass Half Full?
EACH DAY IS A GIFT
I’m reminded of a song when I was a little girl that I heard from church with these words: This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Since then, I’ve adopted it into my everyday life. Each day is a gift, it’s a new day, it will not be like yesterday or tomorrow. It is unique! If you focus on the positive and not dwell in negativity, you will find yourself InTune, In balance, In harmony, In peace!
It’s looking at life with a positive attitude, changing your mindset even though something doesn’t seem to be going in your favor. It may seem difficult at first, but if you train your mind to think along these lines, you will be much happier. When I wanted certain things to happen, I would always tell myself if it were meant to be then it will be. My motto I tell my children is that “if it’s meant to be then it will happen effortlessly”. It certainly takes a lot of pressure off now doesn’t it?
GRATITUDE TRANSFORMS US
It is a simple command! It will definitely cause you less suffering if you look at everything with an attitude of gratitude and not become a Debbie Downer type of person. No one wants to be around that … it’s exhausting! I”ve been there! Yes, there may be times that you may need to vent to a friend or they may need to vent to you, but spit it out and move on! Don’t dwell on it! Stay away from the “misery loves company” attitude!
Figure out a solution to fix it or look at it differently, adjust your sails, change your perception. Remember, there is always someone else who has it much worse! Sometimes the thing that you thought was bad or you didn’t get what you want, may end up being the best thing that ever happened to you. Look at life in the BIG-PICTURE scheme of things. This allows you to see things differently. Many of the best poets, authors, and famous people throughout the ages have given us quotes about life and how they perceived it.
“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~ Charles Swindoll
CHANGE YOUR PERCEPTION
If you change the way you perceive what is happening, then you can respond better and have better experiences. Gratitude elevates, energizes, inspires and transforms us. There may be some days and certain circumstances that you may feel it’s harder to practice a heart of gratitude and thankfulness, but ultivating an attitude of appreciation for the blessings life has to offer, no matter how small they may be, brings you back to the present moment and allows more space to open up to all that there is to be grateful for.
- Recognize gratitude as an attitude of the new self.
- Think about something in the past that you felt was bad that happened to you, and when you look back, have you seen things unfold that were perhaps for a greater purpose. What did you learn from it?
- What things seem to fall into place effortlessly for you?
- Make a commitment to living a life of gratitude, add it to your daily routine.
Peace my friends!
Stay InTune, living a balanced life in harmony and alignment with yourself so you can fulfill your purpose and passion with exuberance!