Good morning sun shines! Today is going to be a great day! Rise up and meet the day with enthusiasm. I’ve been on a big kick lately to be more self-aware and make sure I’m focusing only on the positive. Thoughts manifest… so if we’re all manifesting something we might as well make sure it’s something great. If you focus on the bad or negative, guess what happens…. exactly that. It all boils down to the law of attraction.
Maybe it’s the coffee talking but I’m bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! Fell asleep last night with an amazing back rub and snuggles, woke up to boyfriend making coffee for me and sending me on my way in the sweetest way possible with a thermos in hand. Also, he makes damn good coffee… damn good. At any rate, today is great. Tulsa’s sunrise was awe-inspiring and certainly one of the prettiest I’ve seen in a long time. Temperature is well above freezing and it’s the last full day of work before holiday. #winning.
In addition to positive thinking, gratitude is a key point. Thus far I’ve found it infinitely easier to place my focus and thoughts on the positive just by expressing more gratitude for the little things in life. Manners are important; saying thank you when someone does something nice for you or when a stranger holds the door open as you dash in to QuikTrip to get a snack or something of the sort. Gratitude has a multitude of forms. Specifically, I’m talking about overall gratitude… gratitude for your life, for your friends and family, pets, partner, colleagues, everyone! Regardless of whether or not you vocalize it (I hope you do) it’s still important to pull it out of your subconscious and really give a huge mental ‘thank you’. This brings the initial action to the forefront of your mind and you focus on the warm fuzzies you felt. Gratitude. It’s a powerful thing and just a piece of a harmonious positive mind. Fear dissolves and makes room for abundance and miracles.
Maybe you’re an affirmations type of person… good for you! I’ve tried those and never seem to get anywhere or follow through. Personally, I’m a quote person. Daily positive quote emails delivered to my inbox, positive text sent to my phone… I’ve even gone so far as to write positive notes to myself on my mirror with a dry-erase pen. Whatever it is that works for you, do it, and do it obsessively. Positive thoughts will lead to positive feelings, which in turn leads to positive actions, and manifestations. It’s the little things in life. Show gratitude, feel gratitude, and focus only on the positive. Life is too short to be a Debbie Downer. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Positive thought boasts many benefits. Happiness, reduced stress, boosts the immune system… wait, and my positive thoughts manifest into tangible things?! Why the hell haven’t I been doing this sooner? It’s hard… not going to lie to you. When you’re driving in rush hour traffic and you get stuck behind the one person that thinks the speed limit is ten under the posted… yeah… you know what I’m talking about. My gut reaction is to roll my eyes, or loudly sigh, yell, possibly honk… Positive thinking all the time is difficult. Today’s times and current events don’t make it any easier for us either. Rather than laying on the horn or running through your repertoire of curse words… be grateful. You’ve got an extra few minutes to rock out to the awesome song on the radio, or maybe your favorite song is about to play and the universe is lining up for you, perhaps the delay is actually saving you from a possible wreck. These idiosyncrasies throughout life are abundant and never cease to amaze me.
In closing… go out and carpe the hell out of this diem. Down some coffee and attack it with enthusiasm. Be grateful, be you, be happy, be loved. Happy first day of winter!