I woke up this morning and before I could completely get my eyes opened, I found myself feeling very thankful for a lot of things in my life. I stretched my arms out and immediately felt my sweet old lab, Tramp.
He is there for me always no matter what kind of day I am having….Blessing #1 of the day. The longer I laid in bed, the longer my list of gratefulness grew! The irony here is that I have been struggling a bit in my work-a-day world and feeling a bit defeated at times. I felt like doors had been closing for me and I was in a “woe is me” state of mind (Hmmm..sounds like a song perhaps). But yet, this morning, I found myself counting my blessings. So let me share with you a bit……
Monday Gets Thankful
I have to wonder if just “changing my attitude” made the difference. Last night, I had to “sit myself down” and give myself a good talking to about my attitude. What I realized was how much energy I was wasting feeling defeated and how it really wasn’t helping my situation. It sure isn’t a way to win friends or move you forward if all you do is complain about your situation and problems. Although I have to say, that part of the reason for changing my attitude had to do with some of the extremely kind and caring messages and words that I received from my friends and family. Many offers of kindness have been sent my way. How lucky I am to have sweet angels all around me who are “holding me up” when I need the extra boost…..many Blessings for sure!!
I have the sweetest son in the whole world who always boost my spirit by believing in me and making me feel that I can accomplish whatever I set my mind to. He always believes I can “win the race” with flying colors.
He does have a way of bringing out the stubborn-ness in me to prove that I can do something!! Although…when I mentioned that I would like to try skydiving recently, he was not too supportive!!?!! Blessing! Blessing! Blessing! Tenfold!
As you know from my post last week, I have taking great strides in improving my health by following a Paleo lifestyle. This diet plan may not be for everyone, but it sure is working for me….2 more pounds lighter this week. I just can’t imagine having adversities in my life and dealing with health issues that would add to the struggles right now….in that regard, another scoop of Blessings for me! I wonder if Ben & Jerry have thought of creating a flavor called “Blessings”. I doubt if I could stop with just one scoop.
So, before I “lay it on too thick”, here is what I really wanted to share. Life is a struggle for everyone….no matter what their situation might be. But what we need to do is just count our blessings and keep saying to ourselves….“I Matter” If we just believe in ourselves, then we can accomplish great things. What it really is all about is “Love”….loving ourselves….and we all know “Love can move Mountains! Right? I have a few friends out there who are struggling right along with me right now, so here is a personal wish for you…..I love you and I believe in you and “You Matter” to me…So go Move a Mountain!!
So, what mountain do you want to move today?!!
Life getting you down too and sending you a bunch of struggles to deal with that are feeling like burdens and too much to handle sometimes?!!
Count your Blessings, my dear friends and fellow bloggers. That’s right….make that darn list and realize all the good things that you have to be thankful for today. You might be surprised like I was to find out just how long your list might stretch.
I’d like to give you a little “kick start”….I’m letting you know that “YOU MATTER”.
Did you hear me?…..YOU MATTER!
Make your list, count your blessings, change your attitude and before the day ends…Make sure that you tell someone else YOU MATTER too!
By making a difference in someone else’s life, you will be surprised to find how much of a difference you can make in your own life too!
Have a great Monday! Be Thankful for the moment and the day!
Thank you for the uplifting message! It’s easy to be thankful for the obvious blessings–not so much for life’s challenges. I, too, am trying to become grateful for whatever life situation arises.
It is really hard sometimes to see beyond some of the situations we find ourselves in that are challenging. It seems if I can just be thankful for the moment, then I get through the struggles much quicker and with less struggles. Blessings sent your way. You Matter! Smiles, Nancy
Your messages are always powerful, Nancy. I think we are on the same wavelength. Sending you a personal email so make sure to check….and know that all these feelings do pass.
Comfort comes in numbers. You don’t wish bad things on others, but when others are dealing with some of the same stuff somehow you feel better knowing that you are not alone in your struggles. Hope tomorrow is a brighter day for you too. I’ll keep checking my inbox for your message. You Matter! Smiles, Nancy