In the book “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor, he reminds us to write down three things we are grateful for everyday. It will positively increase our happiness. I used to write in a journal three things a night. Then during the summer months, I started writing them on my blog until I went way over 500.
Today, I am grateful for: a loyal dog who thinks I am great. a husband who wrote the book on “in sickness and health”. sister-in-law and brother-in-law that make me feel like I am family. a bling phone cover. an exercise bike. email and texting so I can be in contact with friends. an intact sense of humor. you tube videos that I can watch card trick magicians. popcorn. fresh juice made in the morning just for me. silly paperback murder mysteries. a clothes dryer in the winter months. Today, I am grateful for “enough”.
Feels better being grateful. I feel more centered and balanced. I like myself more when I am grateful than when I am being a toad.
Grateful equals Healing.
“Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.” margaret mitchell