When I get in one of my funky down moods (which does happen from time to time), one of the quickest ways I get myself out of it is to think about things in my life that I am thankful for. It gives me a different perspective. Self pitying is a weak and not very constructive way to spend one’s time. Focusing on gratitude and our blessings, however, is quite empowering.
Writing gratitude entries in our journal is a great way to start or end the day. For years I have owned a neat little book called The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It’s a simple book, really. There are a few inspirational quotes in it and basically some lines to write down a few things that we are thankful for every day of the year. I don’t do it everyday since I have other journals that I write in, but when I think to I will turn to whatever day it happens to be and write the year and a few of my current blessings. I have had this Abundance journal since 1997 so it is a fun record of my life for the past 13 years.
What are you thankful for? What we focus on grows and what we appreciate appreciates.
Have a splendid day!
Debra : )