- My health
- My husband, Leonard
- My Nephew Aaron & Niece Rachel
- The rain that watered my droopy plants
- They sight of the beautiful eagle that flew over my house
- The breakfast my husband made for me
- The music on the radio
- Our little garden
- Our little house
- All of YOU!
RED RUBBER BALL
Are you resilient, like those playground balls that seem to bounce forever? Or are you deflated; with absolutely no capacity to rise above anything that might be bothering you? I love everyone but sometimes their behavior sends me away. I’m just being honest today, friends: about the only thing that will irritate me is when someone is being completely negative. I just won’t tolerate it in others and I won’t tolerate it in myself! The other day, I caught myself griping about this, that and the other thing. When I realized what I was doing, I sat right down and set out to write a list of 10 things for which I am grateful. The list grew to about 50 things! This little exercise always helps my mood when I see on paper all the amazing things in my world! But, I’ve known people who refuse to write a gratitude list; in fact, they refuse all attempts at looking at the positive things; they refuse to see ANY good in their life. You do that around me and I will give you a hug and send you on your way! Until you’re ready to snap out of it and get over yourself you won’t endear yourself to me (or anyone, probably!). I’m happy to talk with anyone UNLESS they are wallowing in self-pity; because it is about as productive as talking to my kitchen table. And, here’s a little tip, if you find someone willing to join your pity party, they’re probably wallowing, too! Why stir up the negative? SO much in life is out of our control but we CAN control the way we REACT to all the crazy stuff. Try it. Right now! Quickly write a list of 10 things for which you are grateful.
Today, I am grateful for . . .
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