|This is a gratitude tree in my neighborhood.|
I found it on my walk two days ago.
I think these are are pretty normal thoughts and I don't expect to be a perfect person and not have them. But I'm just noticing how crappy it makes me feel when I whine to myself, or when my ego starts squawking that I deserve better, more, now. It's been worse lately since I am going through a transition with my work, I've made choices to not take on so many orders, and I'm uncomfortable with it since I have no idea where that's going to land me financially over the next few years. Or artistically. Or anything else.
|The man who planted it told me it's|
been there since the recession
started almost 5 years ago.
It's very annoying and emotionally draining to listen this voice and for a while I was smacking it around and telling it to shut the fuck up. Well, that never works, the voice just gets louder. I've been doing some reading on the study of gratitude, the tremendous benefits it brings to your life in the form of better health and more happiness. The recommendation to feel more gratitude is to simply keep a gratitude journal, write a few things down every day that you are grateful for.
|I couldn't believe I didn't notice it|
until a couple of days ago.
I'm feeling gratitude right now that I have people who read my blog. I'd love it if you would help me with my gratitude work over the month by telling me what you are grateful for.