Day 7 of 28 Days of Gratitude

"A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances"

Alright, so I've been doing this practice for 6 months straight now.  I call it practice because it is, it's a daily practice that must be exercised, everyday.  I can't practice one day or one week of gratitude, call it a day and think it's going to transform my entire life... it's something that must be felt every single day, felt no matter what the circumstance, felt when everything is going our way and felt also when we feel like we are in the middle of a shit storm.  

E V E R Y D A Y

It's so easy to get caught up in the negative.  Reality check... what do negative people call themselves? R E A L I S T S. From a recovering "realist", I can say that living life on the other side feels so fucking FREE.  Shit happens.  Everyday, shit happens.  It happens to everyone, even the people we think whose lives are perfect from the outside.  Rich, poor, intelligent, ignorant, young, old... shit happens everyday... the only difference is how that shit is handled... how it's handled internally... how it's handled inside our of our minds.  Our mind can be a prison, or it can be a rolling field of luscious green grass that goes on for as long as the eye can see. 

For today, I'm focusing on something that is appearing as a challenge, and writing out 10 things I'm grateful for because of that challenge.  I've done it before... what happens? I look at it like, oh shit! It's not as bad as I thought it was... and guess what? The Earth still revolves, life goes on.  The only person who it's harming is me. Focus. 

Whatever I focus on, grows.  Whatever I focus on, magnifies. I promise to always water my thoughts with gratitude, so that they grow into beautiful outcomes... even when I start bitching, I will catch myself, delete that shit and replace it with 10 things I'm grateful for BECAUSE of it... as hard as that sounds, I will do this today and everyday.  

This is my promise to myself.