In the Spirit of Thankfulness

Don’t give your strength and focus to the things that you want to be rid of in your life.

I confess to falling into this rut from time to time, but I have definitely gotten better about not allowing myself to follow down the self-sabotaging road.  When you dwell on something, play it over and over in your mind, look at it from every angle, and even role play what you will say and how you will react, make sure it’s something good.  Otherwise, you are setting yourself up to manifest the very thing you keep dwelling on. 

 If you find yourself thinking about losing your job, and worrying about getting fired, are you really going to be concentrating on doing the best you can or are you focusing on being met at the door? 

 Instead center your heart and mind on where you want to go.  Greet each day in the spirit of gratefulness for the people in your life, the things you enjoy and the opportunities that are going to present themselves to you today.

 When you train your brain and your heart to be grateful and aware, you will be surprised at the things you will start to notice and the people who will come into your life.  Then take a moment at the end of the day to be thankful.

 A day that begins with being grateful and ends being thankful can’t go wrong because you’re already in the right mindset.

 Cherry Coley ©

8 thoughts on “In the Spirit of Thankfulness

  1. So, so true! I want to shake people who always focus on the negative and never the solutions. I realize sometimes it’s necessary in order to undertsand a situation, but it’s not necessary to dwell on things day after day! As you mention, it’s self-sabataging and defeating! It will only bring more pain. Self-fullfilling prophecy…I want my to change me for the better. 🙂

    • It’s something we all battle with at some point, but yes there’s a limit and you can’t get anywhere until you start moving on. Sometimes I want to remind people too!

  2. What a great subject …I think some of us also do this to avoid a true feeling , being scared it may hurt us . Only being true and positive , will bring happiness..I am in this rut closing out old thoughts and some are not wanting to leave .

  3. This is so true! It is so easy to wallow in despair and focus on the negative. Each day my husband and I write in a journal things that we are grateful the other person did that day. It helps to keep us focusing on all the great things in our lives and to let go of the minor irritations from the day.

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