We each have so much to be thankful for. We are all so blessed and lucky to be where we are today. I think when you change your outlook from recognizing and focusing on the negative aspects of your life to relishing and appreciating the positive experiences there is an undeniable shift in your demeanor and quality of life.
We all have bad luck, tough situations, and upsetting circumstances that we could get lost in. I've lost multiple close friends dating back to high school, in college, and even last month. My father is in a battle for his life against brain cancer. As many folks do these days, I graduated college with a significant amount of debt. All of these things could send someone into a downward spiral if they get consumed and lost in the sorrow, negativity, and sadness.
But I refuse to do that. I hope that each of you reading this refuses to as well. Instead of letting sadness, anger, and frustration control me, I focus on the happiness, joy, and love that are abundant in my life. I reminisce on the meaningful and fun moments I experienced with my friends that are no longer with me. I think back on the life lessons my father taught me along with all the traveling he did to watch my sporting events. I came up with a plan to eliminate my college debt (and it's now gone!). I CHOOSE to focus on the positive, and so should you.
Every morning (and most evenings) I reflect on what I'm grateful for. This practice truly has an impact on my days. The optimism and gratitude this brings is overwhelming. It's life-changing. I can't recommend it more. It's so simple, so inspirational that I implore each of you to try it.
Set a goal for 30 days straight where you take just a couple minutes each day to write out 3 (or more) things you are grateful for. It can be as simple as you wish. My list this morning:
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