Being thankful can sometimes seem easier said than done. We can say we are thankful/grateful about something but then our minds want to follow it up with something that could have made it better. For example…I’m thankful to have a job but I wish… or I’m thankful that the sun came out today but…
The trick is trying to leave out the but or anything resembling that and to just be thankful. With my last job it was an over night job and I could usually end my “day” with listening to the morning show Heather and Pool Boy on Alice 107.7 and they were starting the show with 3 things they were thankful for. I thought it was pretty cool. With my new job I don’t get to listen anymore so I don’t know if they still do it but I hope they do.
I want to challenge myself and you to try everyday to think of something you are thankful for and not follow it up with a way it could be better. If you can think of more than one that is awesome. We all have bad days and on those days you may only be able to think of one and maybe that one thing can help you to focus on something good.
What am I thankful for today?
Today I am thankful for my books. It may be a material thing but some books have helped me on bad days to be able to escape.
I am thankful for the food I have in my house. Money can be tight sometimes but my mom and I have learned to be creative so that it doesn’t always seem like the same ole thing.
And I am thankful for my mom. She has been supportive during this transition time since I decided to leave my last job.
So, what are you thankful for today?