I think a good way to do this will be to list something i am grateful for each day, a kind of gratitude journal.
Often times I tend to focus on what is difficult in life, rather than what is good. I tend to fear that there won’t be enough or that good things (not material things) will be taken away from me if I pay too much attention to them
So, I will aim to change that. I will aim to stop and notice all the great things in my life and learn to appreciate them.
(image by michael leunig). 4 months ago
Really, truly appreciate what, and who, I have in my life. Gratitude seems to be less evident these days, and I’m no exception. I have a feeling that to truly appreciate what I have, I’m going to have to see more of the world and people to understand that I am very fortunate. 4 months ago
Planning to make a list to be more positive in 2013. 4 months ago
everything I have… but something brought me down… I’m always sad, angry and I may be thinking I never have what I want or need… I mean, I’m always thinking that…. sad 6 months ago
A beautiful, healthy family. Two wonderful, beautiful children. A caring husband who is a good man and a good father, who loves his children, who is a provider, who brings me flowers for no good reason and makes me feel beautiful. Health care and no debt, no school loans, no credit card bills. My health and my family’s health. A roof over our heads, in the form of a small but comfortable apartment, in a village that is walking distance to Paris. A view of the Eiffel Tower from the park where my children play. The gift of being able to be a stay at home mom to my children for the first three years of their lives. A wonderful preschool for my three year old that is a two minute walk from home.
I am indeed very blessed. I must remember this, every day. 6 months ago
By undertaking Life List 3 I can begin to develop Life List 4. Two birds one stone, excellent. Now that we can all appreciate. :) 6 months ago
Been checking out the local statistics for the homeless today not good. Really makes you appreciate how lucky we are to have a warm home. 6 months ago
It has to be said that this is one goal I will strive to adopt. It’s easy to forget that what you have can be all you need. 6 months ago
i had bad experiences in my life. So life was teaching me to try and appreciate what i have. Now i’m very pleased everytime i reach the goal and i am grateful everyday. 7 months ago
943 had this as their motto “Today is the most important day of my life”. I copied it when I saw it because it is true. All we really have is today, right now, this minute. It’s easy to forget this, and I had for several years while my life spiraled out of control.
However I was lucky to get my focus back. Thanks in part to all you wonderful people on 43Things. :) You are my conscience, my confidants, my cheering squad when I need one, my gentle critics, and my source of inspiration. I love reading about your goals, how you accomplished them, what you are thinking, and reading the comments you send to each other. It has really helped me find my feet again. I thank all of you for that.
The reason for this post started out as a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. He passed away unexpectedly yesterday. He was instrumental in starting a choir at work – yes, even geeks can sing. :) My friends had joined and spoke very highly of how he treated people and how he inspired them. I am going to join the choir in September. His legacy will continue, however it is more difficult without him to lead the way.
It’s more than that. Life is a gift that we often take for granted. I get up, go to work, do the same things in a “trance”, and at the end of the day wonder where my life went. And every day the news reminds us that other people are not as fortunate. I want to focus on the positive things in life, things I can control, and learn from the negative but not dwell on it.
With as much appreciation, love, and gratitude as I can put into words I want to thank every one of you on 43Things for making my world a much better place!
Peace. 9 months ago