Monday, November 5, 2012

Just How I Roll...

I love all the thankful attitudes I'm seeing on facebook lately.  It's a great idea, to force yourself to think of something every day to be thankful for.  I learned a long time ago that living with an attitude of gratitude all the time made life so much better in every way.  If you are focused on being grateful, that leaves less time for negativity and worry.

I saw this on pinterest the other day and it really spoke to me:  "Worrying is praying for things you don't want".

So be grateful, even for things you don't have yet!  The blessings will come!  I'm not doing the thankful a day posts because this is how I live...all day, every day.  Just how I roll. :)

I'd love to reshare a post I wrote almost 3 years ago though.  It brings back great memories of the wonderful farm experience!


The choices for internet in the country are extremely limited.  We went with a portable USB modem that unfortunately has a 5 gig usage limit.  We haven't come close to exceeding the limit, yet.  However, this month we are 12 days into our billing month and are more than halfway past our limit.  Whoops.  I guess I should have resized all those pictures before I uploaded them.  My picture uploading for the rest of the month has been cut short.  Sorry.  I was really enjoying sharing my photos!

Anyway, thinking about that and the fact that the last few days have been fairly uneventful, got me thinking about gratitude.  It's not an easy thing to do, trying to always find something to be grateful for.  It's something that takes a lot of practice.  It's something that I've been working on for years, but it makes me a happier, calmer, more peaceful person.

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley

It's easy to be grateful for the wonderful things in life.  Try sometimes to be grateful for the little things or the unpleasant things.  I was grateful for the person who was driving way too slow in front of me on the way home the other day, because we got to finish the audio book we were listening to.  Even though I'm getting sick of it, I'm grateful for this nasty winter weather, because it makes me appreciate and look forward to the other seasons.  I'm grateful that there is a window right in front of me, because I'm really enjoying watching the squirrels running around in the snow outside.  I'm grateful for my country internet; without it I couldn't share this blog.

Gratitude is a way of life that nutures the soul.

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” — Henry Miller