My life seems very full at the moment and I felt to be almost overwhelmed by it all. I found I was procrastinating or refusing to acknowledge what needed doing or finishing or starting or continuing. I am sort of doing that right now but, after 2 hours of study my brain does need a moment of light relief.
Quite by chance I read something and it has quite literally turned me around. Practising Gratitude.
It seemed so simple. Almost too simple to make a difference to my furrowed brow or my tense neck and clenched jaw.
But is has.
I read the article a couple of times and that night as I drifted off, I started to list the things that I was grateful for.
And the list grew.
As did my smile. It did take me a bit to fall asleep, I kept remembering something to be thankful for!
The next day, I woke feeling (tired but) remarkably chipper - I can't normally be called a 'morning person'. There was the usual rush and chaos to get to school and work, then once the boys were dropped off and I was driving - I thought of my list.
I started again with a 'fresh tally of gratitude' and it kept on rolling on and on as gently thoughts and things, people and places came up. I was amazed.
I have kept it going now a full week and I feel different.
I am happier.
Work feels a better place to go to.
My home seems more precious to me.
My family are treasured beyond time and space. I am grateful that my Mum is healing, I am grateful that my Dad looks after her so wonderfully, I am grateful that my boys are - well my boys and I am grateful to the moon and back for Himself - for without him I feel less than half. I am so very lucky.
I am grateful for the friends I have made, both here and in the tinterworld - they help make my world a much better place - thank you.
And it all starts with - 'I am grateful for the air that I breathe'.
Give it a try.
THIS is also interesting.