It’s been over a year since I sat down quietly with my thoughts. A year of living dangerously. Time has been limited. The world has been demanding and then there was this cookbook project. I bit off more than I could socially chew and find myself missing my blog and more importantly, missing my reflections.
So often we get caught up in projects and deadlines and the never ending to do list. I get dizzy sometimes from all the “busy-ness”. I’ve been learning to slow down. To take a break when I feel overwhelmed. My grandpa Kermit told me (a thousand times) to “walk on the sunny side of the street”. It only took me thirty plus years to absorb the information.
Gratitude is a practice. It requires that we slow down. I’ve spent most of my life asking “what’s wrong?” instead of confirming what is right. It’s exhausting and depleting and entirely the wrong question for happiness. Gratitude is the tool I use to examine what’s right so I can manifest more of the good things.
I truly believe happiness is a series of habits we create. It took years to understand and seconds to change. It will take a lifetime to perfect.
Our lives can be full of complaints and concerns or it can be filled with compliment and contentedness. Everyday is a chance to sing praises and work on the good stuff. Negativity is easy. Staying positive is a gift I’m giving myself this holiday season. Any takers?
I recently received this book from the author, Winnie Abramson. For under ten dollars, it’s worth the reminder that we all can make small changes to receive big rewards. I’m thinking of using it as my 2014 guide to better living.
What changes are you making for more health and happiness?