I had a rather hard day a couple of days ago. It wasn’t that any one thing in particular went bad; I just had a really frustrating day, and no matter how I tried to turn my mood around it just wasn’t working. Sure, the universe gave me plenty of signs that I should focus on being grateful for what I do have in my life, I just made the choice to ignore the signs.
Last night I finally had the OWN network in my hotel room and tuned in to Oprah’s Life class: the tour. Again, not surprisingly the universe put a message in front of me to focus on being grateful and saying thank you, only this time I decided to listen to the message.
It is easy to get focused on ourselves and what we don’t have in our lives, even to the point that we don’t realize just how much we do have. I’ll be the first to admit that not only do I take a lot of things in my life for granted, and consistently sell myself and my accomplishments short. I, like a lot of people constantly need reminders to be nicer to myself. While I do try to feel grateful for my accomplishments and the people in my life, I always find it helpful to have a reminder to do so.
Today as you go along your day think about how it is the first day of a brand new month, and it is the month of May, which I think it the best month of the whole year. Okay, maybe I am a little partial given that it is my birthday month, but still. Take a minute to focus on all the things in your life that you are grateful for. Remember, we create our reality. If we choose to focus on what we don’t have, we are putting our fire and passion into the negative. If we choose to focus on what it is we do have, and what we are grateful for, we are putting that passion into the positive. Start your day with gratitude and giving thanks to yourself, your accomplishments, and all the wonderful things and people who surround you.