I recieved the book Magic by Rhonda Byrne as a gift yesterday, and intend to start the 28 days journey of gratitude which is the whole point of the book. This means that I’ll be writing down ten things every day that I’m grateful for – and why I am grateful. I am starting today, with this very post – so here we go! 🙂
Although I would have wished I’d have learned this way of living from the very beginning, I actually am grateful for the contrast in my life. Having lived with my bipolar disorder, all the reasons and causes for it, has given me something to compare my present situation to. It’s easy being grateful when you know what life can be like without it.
My dog, Ella. I am oh, so very grateful that I get to have her in my life. I remember when picking her up as a pup. She was 8 weeks old, and I’d never been as happy as I was with her in my arms on the way home.
She’s the reason I go outside every day, whether I want to or not. She also gives me a reason to stay balanced.
She’s also the reason I’ve gotten to know some of the people I know today, and in extension – I am grateful for those people.
I got myself a new freezer about a year and a half ago. It’s huge. I love when it’s filled with food – which it is right now. I am so grateful that I get to have so much food at home, because it makes me feel safe. It also gives me the opportunity to choose what I want to eat pretty much any given day.
I have to say that it has been enormously benefitial listening to my selfhypnosises. My brain is very easily influenced, and even though I have a lifetime of destructive thoughts, it appears to me that my brain is so easily accepting these new, positive thoughts that I am planting in it with the help of my selfhypnosies.
It’s amazing that it works, and I am grateful for the new way I am beginning to feel and think of myself and my life.
It’s been really, really hot in Sweden for the last week or so. I don’t work well with this kind of heat. But, there’s contrast even in this, and without the extreme warm weather it wouldn’t be as fun appreciating the cooler weather. Today, I believe, is the last day with extreme heat – and I do so look forward to cooler temperatures.
When I was at my worst with my bipolar disorder, I had so much trouble making money. I had my own business, but I didn’t really know how to manifest people who wanted to pay me. Therefore, I am so enormously grateful that the level of life that I have right now feels like a luxuary life compared to what I had back then (again; the contrast). I have everything I need. I can pay my bills, I can eat healthy food, I can feed my dog and my cats, I actually can buy myself some feel-good-stuff every now and then. It’s absolutely amazing, and I am very grateful that I can live this life with this income.
I am very grateful that I have a computer that works. I am very grateful that I have a computer, at all. There are so many things that I do with and on it. I use it for my photography with Photoshop, I use social media to keep in touch with people, I blog, I listen to music, I create my selfhypnosies, I do lots of shopping – I love using my computer.
I’ve lived in my apartment for over 15 years. I never thought I’d stay in one place for that long. While I want another place to live for myself, I am still very grateful that I’ve gotten to stay here for all these years. There has been so many years when I’ve been so exhausted from my bipolar disorder, that a change of the size of moving has been completely out of the question. This is why I am grateful that I got to stay here to rest – and to get to this point where I am now, where I can and am able to go through the change moving would be.
I love photographing. I’ve worked professionally as a photographer. I love seeing. I love experiencing beauty. Therefore, I am very grateful for my eyes. I love that I have eyes, so I can see and experience the visual beauty of life.
Law of attraction
It doesn’t really matter what you call it – I am grateful that I am learning, on a deeper level, how to use it. I love the fact that I am entering a journey which will actually let me live a life that I like. It’s impossible not to be enormously grateful for this.