Oh sure, we can talk the talk about the importance of being thankful, but to walk it can be a whole other story. For example, if we start our morning off on the wrong foot, it seems the whole day is just plain out of alignment. However for me, there's always a solution and that solution is when I put my woes on paper. All I have to do is give myself permission to create a list of these so called troubles, and before I know it, usually by item number three, my troubled mind has run out of…well…trouble. So, how could I not be grateful at this point for having a tool, like a journal, to write in and prove that all is well and that it was only my attitude.
And to be doubly sure of getting rid of those moody thoughts...
…I will often shred that page of discomfort. After all, who needs to hang onto words of distress and sorrow, even if there is only one line filled out at the top of the page.
Now, this can go in waves: some weeks nothing, some weeks something everyday. But, I never worry because I always have plenty of spare notebooks around. That way I can be sure that my gratefulness will always have a place to express itself at too.
That's all for now.