It's really cold!! For this southern girl, it is far TOO cold, but I have to remember that here on Earth without the cold, we tend not to appreciate the warmth. So, I'm thinking positive thoughts about being warm while I sit here with the firplace going, the heater going and me wrapped up in an electric wrap thinking about being warm.
I listen to Louise Hay almost daily, and I'm tracking my thoughts, as she suggests, and I remind myself that I am not IN the weather, that I have a roof over my head, probably too many groceries to eat, the list is endless. I have enough.
In our society, does it seem to you that there never seems to be enough? I mean, and I understand that we are each different with different needs and talents, but what is enough? Are we ever thankful for "enough?" To me it seems that many only complain about what they don't have. Doesn't the Law of Attraction tell us that what we focus on is what comes to fruition or manifests? Don't you get tired of all the negativity? I do. Yes, I fall into it too; however, I'm really focusing on correcting the negative thought patterns and changing them to something positive.
Here's an example (mind you not a huge one): But a few weeks ago, I closed my car door only to realize that someone had broken the back window and the vacuum that occurs when you close the door shattered the compromised glass of the back window into millions of little pebbles. It was a rainy day, I had obligations or commitments that I wanted to take care of, but all that was put aside as I frantically called the insurance company at 7:30 on a Saturday morning hoping to find a glass company that could replace the window that same day. Was I upset, you can bet I was. Yay, for me, I caught myself, and began to think about what positives there were in this situation. 1) The insurance person stayed on the phone until they found a glass company to do the work and put in the ordr for me. 2)There was a glass company who would be able to replace the glass. 3) My daughter would lend me her garage for it to be done in, you can't replace the glass out in the open. 4) I had just reduced my deductible to $50 from $500 just a couple of weeks before. 5) It wasn't storming or driving rain, it was more a gentle misting rain, so the inside of the car wasn't getting soaked. 6) The police took my report, not that they could do anything about it, so they would know what was going on in the area.
Looking back, I had plenty to be thankful for. So, I kept saying thank you. It all worked out, and all I had to pay was $50. The glass company was really kind and very efficient, he even vacuumed up the shattered glass that was inside the car. My daughter let me use the garage, and while that was happening I got to spend a little time with my grandkids and grandpets. All-in-all not a bad day.
There are lots of opportunities for us to be thankful. I'm learning to ask myself this specific question when I'm confronted with something challenging: What is it I am supposed to learn from this?
I hope that you will find something every day for which to be thankful. I do. Tonight when you go to bed for that wonderul night's sleep review your day, and find one, just one thing for which you can be grateful. Sending you all Love, Light, Peace, and Joy!
I'm just an ordinary person on my path to enlightenment. I enjoy learning, and lately I'm learning how to enjoy the challenges that present themselves as opportunities for me to grow. I hope that you find encouragement and inspiration through this blog.