I’m feeling low today, battling with Menier’s and the flu. Feeling pretty sorry for myself. And scared: Meniers isn’t easy to live with.
Then I started thinking what I wanted to write about this week. Definitely not how lousy I feel. That doesn’t inspire me, and yes! I’m one of the people in my audience I want to inspire.
That’s when I begin to switch to gratitude – the one fail-safe place I can go to get out of feeling lousy. It turns out that feeling grateful in a way that’s meaningful to you is the first thing to do to turn gloom into joy.
So I switch: I’m walking in fresh air; going to my home that’s safe and beautiful; seeing friends later on; spending time with my honey. I’m grateful for all the opportunities living in North America brings me, and that I often take for granted. And finally, I’m grateful that – bad as it is – the ailment I have isn’t life-threatening. And it is definitely a teacher.
Want to be happy? Be grateful
Quote of the week
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.
― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden
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