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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

my magnifying glass



I started this blog because I wanted to foster a new attitude and a new perspective.  I had been feeling so unsatisfied with my life, like I was stuck in a rut.  I needed a change, but I wasn't sure what.  I read a page in this SARK book a few days ago, and It captured what I think led to my rut: I had been collapsing into the downward negativity spiral. I had gotten into a habit of focusing on everything in my life that was wrong.  And it was causing me to miss all the small, beautiful things that were happening everyday.  

Writing this blog has been like using a magnifying glass on the good parts of my life.  Posting about things that bring me joy hasn't made frustrating or worrisome things go away -- I'm still losing my job -- but putting the spotlight on the positive has made me so much happier.  Nothing in my life has changed since I started my blog except my attitude, and I've already noticed a change in my appreciation for my life.  
 
One of my ongoing fears is that I'll keep looking back at periods of my life thinking "I didn't know how good I had it.  Why didn't I appreciate what I had?"  I want to make it a life long habit to do my best to appreciate the people, the everyday moments, the places that make up TODAY.  Finding Joy in All Things = my personal magnifying glass for all that is good in my life.   

What's good in your life today?  (If you can't think of anything, pick up a SARK book.  She's sure to inspire.)

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