Always Something to Be Grateful For….


 

In the grand scheme of things, I doubt that I am any different than most other folks. Although I do tend to toss in the occasional curve ball now and then, just for giggles and to keep everyone on their toes. 🙂

 

Most days, I tend to remain pretty positive and optimistic and focus on trying to leave a little something, that perhaps wasn’t here the day before. But every once in awhile, despite my best efforts, one of those dreary, sorta days sneak in and try to rain on my parade. Unfortunately, although I’d like to believe I’m simply immune to them now…Truth is, I’m still just as vulnerable as everyone else.

 

There are still times, when a careless comment is able to pierce this rusty, old armor and derive even the smallest amount of pain. And although I’d also like to believe that I’m basically, pretty well ‘behaved,’ even I have my moments when I know with complete certainty that I could throw the mother of all tantrums, crushing everything in my wake. That’s usually about the time a little alarm sounds off somewhere deep inside of me and I realize that I’ve strayed horribly off course.

 

Reeling myself back in and regaining my composure and a proper sense of perspective can sometimes be an excruciatingly daunting task, particularly when my emotions are involved. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve also come to realize that harboring any ill feelings or negativity towards others is beyond detrimental to me. It ultimately robs me of all of those wonderful facets that have evolved into who I am today. And at this point in my life, I don’t intend to relinquish that for anyone.

 

It’s taken alot of soul searching, self inventory, mis-steps, mistakes and growth to get to this place in time….but it was worth it.

 

Now, when faced with those things, people, comments or actions which threaten to steer me off course, I try to refocus my energy in the direction of gratitude instead. The negativity doesn’t warrant my attention and serves no purpose other than to derail me and inflict pain in some way…so I choose to dismiss it.

 

When I turn my attention towards gratitude, I begin to uncover the blessings that surround me on a daily basis and my spirit is immediately uplifted. A very simple, but effective technique for placing distance between myself and negativity. It seems I always manage to come full circle…just to discover what I’ve really, always had. A gentle reminder, I suppose, to slow down occasionally and breathe in my surroundings and the blessings that abound.

 

It’s that attitude of gratitude that lifts me to where I need to be and reminds me that I genuinely have so very much to be thankful for in my life. When I take this attitude into each new day and share it in some small way, with the hope of brightening someone else’s day…how can blessings do anything BUT multiply?

 

There is always, always, always….’Something’ to be Grateful for.

 

I’m’ just me’…but I want to be the ‘best me’ I can possibly be.

 

Have an absolutely wonderful day 🙂

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3 Responses to “Always Something to Be Grateful For….”

  1. Each day I have made it a point to thank my power much higher than me for another beautiful day…rain or shine life is simply beautiful…Smile and I so agree with what you state here…Bev

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