Leading up to Christmas has been very ‘hectic’…especially the ‘logistics’ of getting around and seeing family and friends and exhanging gifts, etc. On Sunday I was supposed to be at a family get-together, but early in the morning that all changed due to the illness of the primary ‘visitee’. As a result I was then able to get on the weekly Webinar, that I was going to have to watch on a replay (which I really don’t like doing). Things have a way of working out!!
I enjoy reading my accomplishments on my cards throughout the day. It is truly uplifting to take time out to realize what great things I have done (so far) in my life. Generally one focuses on the ‘failures’ rather than the ‘successes’.
This week’s addition of the 3 daily gratitude cards has been very ‘beneficial’ as well.
In particular I found that rather than ‘dwell’ on the negative of a situation I am able to ‘turn it around’ and see the ‘good’ in it…or at least to not see it as nearly as ‘bad’…
On Tuesday on my way home I experienced some mechanical problems with my car. After a few quick stops on my way home it completely ‘failed’ on me after I had parked it safely in my driveway. In the past I would have been quite ‘miffed’ (that’s putting it mildly!!) at the whole ‘situation’, but instead I found myself going through all the things I was ‘grateful’ for at the time. To list a few they were:
-that I was safely parked in my driveway at home
-that I had BCAA (like AAA in the U.S.)
-that they (BCAA) were able to tow it to my Shop within an hour of calling them
-that the Shop had time to look at it (and fix it) the next day, before closing up for Christmas break until January 4th
-that they knew HOW to fix it
-that they were able to get the parts required to fix it
-that I had the ‘means’ to pay for the repairs
-that I didn’t have any ‘pressing’ appointments/obligations to get to that day or the next morning
-that we do have a second car in the household
…and so on…
Seriously TOO many to mention them all. The point is rather than focus on the one ‘bad’ thing I was able to see the numerous things I was truly ‘grateful’ for.
I LOVE this MKMMA!!