Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude

I'm sitting here burned out and tired. When I feel like this I know it is time for me to recharge.  Since it is Thanksgiving time I thought this the best time to do an attitude shift because it is what I really need. I won't go into the details because it is just the same old "whine" and cheese show. Nobody wants to hear it anyways.
So the first thing that came to mind was to have an "Attitude of Gratitude." Yes, a perfect time to do this! Here are some ways that I make myself look at the things in my life that I am grateful for-
  • Take a Gratitude Walk- walking gets me moving in a positive way and gets the blood flowing to my mind. By making my body and mind focus on being grateful lightens my heart.
  • Write a letter- writing to someone that I am thankful to have in my life. I am touched by many and I need to let them know that.
  • Make a list- When I need a pick me up I will start my top ten reasons that my life is blessed. If I still don't feel like my attitude has changed I will continue my list until I don't feel so bad.
  • Make a gratitude call or visit- sometimes all I need to do is call someone to tell them that I was thinking about them and tell them how thankful I am to have them as a friend.  It is that reaching out and reconnecting helps me shift from the bad feelings in me to focusing on being more grateful to have the other person.
Whatever I do- listing, walking, writing or talking about gratitude is better than sitting around feeling worn out and defeated. We are the only ones who can change our attitude. So this holiday I want to be grateful to have my best friend in my life for if it was not for her I would not have HOPE for she is my constant motivation and inspiration. I always think if Mo can do it so can I!
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!
Take care,


Mer and Mo said...

Ahhh - thanks Mer - you are my inspiration, I am thankful that we met each other some 23 years ago!!! Happy Goggle Goggle Day!


Michele said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mer and Mo! You two rock!

Yes, an attitude of gratitude.