Sometimes I annoy people with my positive outlook. Other times, I flat-out frustrate. Maybe they aren’t internalizing that I have days where I feel down, discouraged, angry, and disappointed too – trust me, there are plenty! Maybe they just don’t understand why, in spite of the ugliness Life can occasionally dish out, I even want to focus on the good.
For me, energy is everything – I view the world in energetic terms, and (again – for me) it matters what I put out, and what I focus on. I have witnessed “unfairness” at it’s finest – whether in suffering, death, abuse, misfortune, or debilitating pain… I’ll never gloss over the “tough” without tears, reflection, acknowledgment, and sometimes despair… But I will try – my damnedest – to find the lesson, the blessing, and the good in everything. There have been times I’m not sure I’ve actually found the “good”…but I try to at least go in that direction knowing that in doing the opposite, I may as well surrender my own wellbeing.
Whenever this “Thanksgiving” holiday rolls around, I feel like I actually become a little bit annoyed myself. I’m not on board with the idea that we have one day of “thanksgiving” but I guess if that’s what gets people together, and in a positive mind frame, why not. That said, thanksgiving is something I personally try to make room for each day.
I’ve had a lot handed to me – neither will there be a day that I am not acutely aware of the sacrifices made to make that happen, nor that I am not immensely grateful. There is also a lot I had to work my ASS off to have, and lot I’ve had to work through. There might be only a small handful of people who fully understand the “work” I’ve put in, and just how far I’ve come, but I’m okay with that. I’m thankful for my own journey – the good, the bad, and the downright horrifying.
I don’t always remember to write out those things for which I am thankful – generally I think them, or say them to myself. Writing, though, is a phenomenal exercise – not only in mindfulness, but in self-learning. When we take the time to sit down, peel back the layers, delve deeply and feel, we come up with a lot more than we might have expected.
You can be thankful for little things as much as the substantial.
What you feel thankful for is never “wrong” because it is what feels right to you.
Gratitude goes a looooong way energetically, sharing with the Universe what other “good” should come your way.
I’m thankful for so much I think I could fill a book…but why not, after all? The more, especially in this case, the merrier. ❤