What if you could choose to be thankful every single day of your life? Sounds like a feat doesn’t it? But YOU can make it your reality.
This may be hard to believe amidst the chaos in our lives today. We race, we run, we are burning the candle at both ends. What I have realized is it all comes down to balance, and a choosing to focus on what’s working.
Age is a wonderful thing isn’t it? The wrinkles are not fun, but our perspective changes and shifts. If only I could go back in time and tell my younger self to care less about what everyone else thinks. If you could go back in time what would you tell your younger self?
I would tell my younger self:
1) You matter – and in order to make yourself a priority you need to love yourself fully from the inside out.
2) You can – you can do anything you set your mind to – yes it all takes work but if you can see it – you can make it happen.
3) Love makes the world go round – focus on the ones that need love, and the ones that love you back. As you show love in your actions, it will come back two fold.
4) Lead by example – don’t engage in negative talk, remove yourself from all drama. This will remove most of the stress from your life.
5) Concentrate on the ones that matter – those people that reciprocate in relationships and where it feels easy. Don’t force relationships.
6) Always forgive and let go – this will help you to move forward instead of backward.
7) Don’t be hard on yourself – there are going to be a million people hard on you in your life so don’t you be one of them. You need to feed yourself LOVE.
8) Be thankful every day – start and end your day with gratitude. Find a couple of things in the day that really made you feel good (small and big).
9) It is impossible to be 100% to everyone – that bar of being 100% is inside your head. Let go of being your worst critic.
10) Live – really live! Concentrate on the good, and what is working in this life.
Today, when I glance around my life, I am filled with gratitude. I have so much love, and this life is grand. Yes there are going to be times where we feel depleted, but YOU have the power to choose a positive perspective. Life is messy – and that is ok. It is HOW we choose to spend our time, energy and love that makes all the difference.
As you look at your life and your day today, take some time to take stock of the good.
May you be blessed my friend,