Hi, Shirley here with your motivation to help you finish this Wednesday in early November.
We all have a basic flaw that has been passed down through our human lineage, we tend to pay more attention to what is going wrong than what and might go right.
At least, I do.
I’ll confess, I talk a great talk, but sometimes I get lost in the negativity that most of the time is invented by my own mind. I feel negative about where I live and lose sight of the fact that I live better than over half the world.
I get negative about my being in a wheelchair and forget that there are millions in the world who are suffering severe illnesses and lack the care they need.
I tend to spend a great deal of time focusing on what might go wrong in the future, and forget that there is an equal chance things will go right.
What’s worse, I tend to become the author of self-fulfilling prophecy, making myself vulnerable to overlook the steps I could take to avoid failure.
Are you like me?
Well, if so, don’t be hard on yourself because you are definitely in good company.
How can we change this flaw in ourselves? How can we end the self-fulfilling prophecies that make our lives tough?
The only answer I have found is to make a gratitude list.
Making a gratitude sounds simple and easy, and it is if you’re experiencing a happy time in your life.
However, writing a list of things you are thankful for when you feel crappy is much harder.
Start simple. Can you see, hear, speak, walk and have a roof over your head? Be grateful for those things. Then branch out. Have you got plenty of food, clean water, and warm clothing to wear? Be grateful for those things because millions do not.
While making your list at first you will frown at the exercise, but before you have finished you may find you are experiencing a whole different feeling, joy.
Yep, a dose of gratitude goes a long way and if you are anything like me, you know, human, you will need to remind yourself of that often.
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Don’t worry if you forget you have lots to be thankful for, we all have been there.
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