Another week of November, another week of remembering to have an attitude of gratitude all day long, every day, all the time. It really does make a difference in how you feel, how you act, how you respond to situations you are in and how to find solutions that have meaning for everybody.
I haven’t always liked the path I was on but I am grateful that I had a path to follow and didn’t have to trail blaze my own way very often.
Sometimes, the scariest parts of our lives can provide us the best lessons and help us discover the reality that if you keep trying, eventually everything will be all right. It might be a different version of all right than what you started out with but it will get there regardless.
I used to spend a lot of time angry with life. Then one of my friends talked to me about their life and how they chose happiness over anger (and they had far better cause than I did to be angry). I am so glad for her advice and example and for the ability to choose happiness over anger any and every day.
As I’m sitting here writing this while it’s snowing, I’m particularly grateful for the sun – the rays that warm me up, the light it provides, the mental boost that comes from having the sun shine down on brilliant white snow (or green grass).
It sounds funny to say I’m grateful for dirt but I have learned so much from my time making mud pies that I can hardly be anything but grateful for it. And the accumulation of dust in my house means I have lots of better things to do, right? So I’m grateful for a busy life that makes it so there isn’t really time to dust. 😀
So my favorite thing to eat is a vegetable because chocolate is a plant and therefore a vegetable, right? And who wouldn’t be grateful for chocolate?
Clothing, in all it’s varieties, is so much fun. I love shopping for clothes – not necessarily for me but for the experience. Luckily, there are lots of thrift stores around so that I can shop to my heart’s content without breaking the bank.