Gratitude 180601 (and other stuff)
All right. So with the new book and the deck of cards I bought, there are plenty of new things to think about and do. I haven’t really decided on how to yet, but I’ll start today by picking a card out of the deck on random and write down whatever comes to mind – and, of course, also show my gratitude of today. Let’s go! 🙂
First off I’d like to express my appreciation and gratitude for how the LOA works in rather funny ways sometimes. I’ve been wanting to change few things in my relation to a close friend of mine. We spend very much time complaining about the heat and it gets worse and worse – you know the drill. This morning when we were on our way to her treatment at the hospital, she said that she needs to stop complaining and whining so much because it’s driving her mad. I haven’t said a word, but only thought about it – how cool is that!? 🙂 I am going to work on both of us talking in more positive ways in general, which I am hoping will change our feelings and experiences of the weather.
Secondly, I am also very grateful for an organisation called food2change. food2change works with grocery stores, taking care of the food they would otherwise throw away, giving it to people with low income. We pay a fee every 6th months, and for that we get plenty of food once or twice a week. It’s a very good addition to the food I buy for myself. The concept is available in Sweden only, but I know the chairman and board wants it to be international eventually.
Thirdly today, I am (again) very grateful for the fact I chose to write on this blog in english. I love the english language. I think it’s absolutely beautiful and it’s very easy to find a nice way of expressing oneself with it. I’ve even began talking to myself, and thinking, in english. It’s hilarious, and absolutely amazing. I’m sure there’s a point to that – or at least, it will be in some kind of future since I put so much effort into it. ♥
The card above is the one I drew as a focus for today. I Do Not Need to Monitor My Thoughts. This is something that I really need to reinforce with myself. I have a tendency of wanting to be in control of what I’m thinking – and therefore forgetting how I feel. And it’s tiresome to be in control of what you’re thinking when you have pms, when you’re really tired, when it’s too hot and so on.
But maybe the shape of the thoughts themselves is irrelevant, and what I really should focus on is the feeling. It’s not always easy – especially not when you have a habit to focus on the negativity in your emotions. But maybe I should spend some time focusing on what makes me feel good and make that a high priority for myself. No matter the weather, pms or how tired I am (if I’m tired, the very easy solution is to get some sleep).
You know, I’m really glad that I bought this book and this deck of cards. I found a practice in the book that I am going to do as well, but I think that needs a post of its own since I believe it’ll need quite the space for itself.
I sometimes wonder how long it’ll take before everything starts to kick in “for real” – you know, when I start noticing manifestations on a larger scale. I feel impatient in one sense – in another one, I’m glad it takes time so that I can adapt mentally and emotionally, learn – and enjoy the journey as it unfolds. After all, it’s my life and I’d like to be able to enjoy it as it happens.
As for you – enjoy your day! 🙂 I intend to!