Kicking off the Heart 2 Heart series with a lesson of love for yourself…change your attitude.
This speaks to me in such a huge way. I have been somewhat stuck in a cycle of negativity. I know…how awful!
I started to be short with loved ones, and I had no idea what was happening. I of course was the last to realize that I was “stuck”. When I woke up, I made it a point to do something different. I wanted to change my attitude…in fact, I needed to do this. I was only torturing myself, and this was beginning to weigh on my soul!
I know that I have been taking many of the things in my life for granted, and that is not how I want to live my life. I
I want to be happy, so why not make this happen?
I want to be successful with my goals, so why not take those first steps to change the direction I want to go?
I don’t want to complain all of the time, about things that I am not willing to change, so why not work on resolutions instead?
This is how I spent my day yesterday. Yes, this is something that I have done in the past, but I allowed myself to get caught up again. I wasn’t taking the time to replenish myself, and prioritize my own self-care. To be honest, this was an extremely refreshing day. I realized that I was sabotaging my own happiness. What I needed was to check my own attitude.
*Sidebar* I always hear people saying that they will treat others how they are treated by those same people…I don’t even want to do this. I really want to take charge of my own life, and not have anyone dictate my attitude. Saying you want to be happy, and actually chosing to be are completely different….again, I’m realizing this now. For such a long time, I knew what it would take for me to be happy, and alter my mood, but have been inconsistent with making this happen.
So simple, but yet I was making this much harder than it needed to be.
I really took the time to count my blessings, and appreciate where I was in my life. As a result, my day was brighter. I was less cranky and annoyed, and kept on smiling for just the thought of being in control of my own happiness.
I am Thankful for…
- My health
- My boyfriend returning home safely after traveling for work for the last five weeks (for my own selfish reasons)
- My family and my friends (for their love and continuous support. Thanks for sharing my blog with others, and encouraging me to be great!!)
- My career which allows me to pursue my dream of helping mend relationships
What are you Thankful for?
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