Grab some fun writing materials and do it: Write down your favorite everyday things.
I know there are ten things in your life that bring you happiness everyday. I don't think they are the same for everyone, but I bet if you grab a pen and paper you would be surprised how sweet life really is.
I was having one of those down days. Sometimes it feels like life just keeps piling it on. I'll never catch my breath, I'll never catch up, I'll never finish. It is a difficult attitude to beat. The only thing I find that helps is to focus on NOW and leave the next day, the next hour, the next ten minutes in God's hand. NOW has enough demands of its own.
Today I gulped back frustration as I looked at my to-do list, my cluttered home, and the Mount Everest stack of laundry and realized that I have to make another trip into town soon to get groceries. My mind clambered for a lot of quick-fixes for my attitude--chocolate, putting on a good movie, laying face-down on the bed and groaning. I started humming My Favorite Things from Sound of Music and decided to make a quick list of my favorite things that happen almost everyday of my life--beautiful, sweet things that give me courage, strength, and smiles to enjoy the day.
Making that list was the funnest thing I've done in a long time I grabbed my favorite markers, pens, and paper and was amazed. My list is above. I think it is something we should all do and be aware of. Once you realize how fulfilling those little things are, you take the time to savor them throughout the day. And then it is not such a bummer day after all.
Life is sweet.
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