Why am I doing a gratitude journal/journey? I want to be a better person. I want to think better about myself and the world around me. Call me selfish but I've been my own worst bully for too long. I have more negative thoughts a day than positive...not like I count them but when all I can remember is the negative thoughts and self-talk then it's often 'majority rules'. I guess gratitude is supposed to get me there, or at least help. It's about tipping the scales in favor of what you want, rather than what you don't want. And what I want is to be happy: happy with myself, happy with the life around me, and ultimately happy for no good reason. I've forgotten what that happiness feels like. I feel so out of place, lost in my own thoughts of mud and muck that it is hard to imagine a world that is super amazingly awesome.
Attention goes where energy flows...or vice versa. If I'm focusing on the negative then I get negative. If I focus on the positive I get positive. Intention is the same as Attention, so the intention behind energy is just as important. I intend to feel more grateful in my life. I intend to feel better. I intend to be better than my former self. I intend to tip the scales in happiness' favor again and see how life lives out on the other side.
So what am I grateful for on day four? Apparently rhymes. And I am grateful for website testing gigs that allow you to work from home. I may not have a full-time job yet, but I am making money this month and that is something. Keeping the positive! I am grateful for myself for putting in the effort to make something, anything, this month. I like doing odd jobs as it keeps me busy and focused on success, ultimately. I am grateful for baby steps and I am grateful for pennies on the sidewalk. I am grateful for positive reminders from my universe that all is well and I am on the right track. Better today, better tomorrow....that is all I can ask of myself and to keep tipping that balance so my majority is wealth, health, success, and bliss.
In gratitude, Elizabeth
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My Gratitude Journey
April 15, 2017 - until I feel amazing and decide this is no longer necessary