It is so easy in a phase like we’re all in to only see the negative. I cannot count the number of selfish drivers I’ve seen recently make decisions that could impact someone’s day in the worst way. And don’t get me started on the hoarding.
But if that’s all you allow yourself to see, if that’s all you’re looking for, that is exactly what you will see everywhere you look.
You have to flip the switch, change your mindset. I have mentioned this before but it’s amazing how powerful it can be when put into practice - gratitude. It’s as simple as stopping for ten seconds and writing down three things you are grateful right now this moment. It could literally be anything.
I’m going to start by sharing three things I’m grateful for right now:
1. My stinky, loud dogs.
2. This little girl that keeps kicking my bladder.
3. A 30 minute nap after breakfast before work.
After doing this for a few days, everything looks different. My dogs are no longer the annoying little a-holes that drive me up the wall, they’re my sweet boys that just want to be near me to make sure I’m okay.
It’s best to write them down so you can see them, reflect on them. If you need help with this, a reminder to get the habit going, let me know. I’ll ask you every day for your gratitude list.