Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Five Things...

by Mathilda K Burton (follow)
Life (602)      Life Skills (425)      Mindset (168)      Gratitude (129)      Mind (122)      Self Worth (94)      Thoughts (67)      Control (58)      Balance (56)      Respect (37)     


What has made you smile today?
Every morning, think of five things you're grateful for in your life.


Let me tell you five bad things that happened today:

1)The inflatable pool we were setting up had a hole in it.
2) We run out of money until Wednesday
3) y computer crashed…twice
4) The washing machine flooded the laundry, hallway, toilet and bathroom
5) The meat leaked in the fridge so we had to clean the whole thing out

Now let me tell you five good things that happened today:

1) I woke up next to the man I love
2) The sun was out
3) We made pizzas for dinner out of anything we could get our hands on in either the fridge or pantry
4) The boys let me control the TV for more than 30 minutes
5) I heard from a friend I hadn't spoken to in ages, and we had a good laugh

That’s just ten things that happened today. The thing is I could choose to focus on the negative things, and be really down about them, or I can focus on the positive things and go to bed with a smile on my face.

On any day of the week, life throws you multiple curve balls; some of them are little minor things, like needing to clean out the fridge, while others can be pretty stressful like being out of funds. Your attitude however, relies on how you overcome these curve balls.

Even if you're having the worst day in the world...if you can find just one thing that makes you smile, then waking up that morning wasn't a total waste of time. Just choose to focus on the positive things in life.

In Summary:

We need to appreciate and accept both life's ups and downs.
For every negative there is always an equal or greater positive.
We are not meant to be up and happy all the time. We're meant to be poised, balanced and centered.
We live in a world of duality: Hot and cold. Wet and dry. Up and down.

Finding just one great thing about your life is the tipping point to cultivating an attitude of gratitude for it.

# Life
# Life Skills
# Gratitude
# Universal Laws
# Thoughts
# Positive Thinking
# Mind
# Mindset
# Balance
# Control
# Self Worth
# Respect
I like this Article - 16
More Articles by Mathilda K Burton
We may be so worried about where we are going, where we are headed, what our next move is going ...
360 views
I don’t want to wish for anything for 2014
484 views
A new place is as equally exciting as it is daunting
323 views
It's not like me to listen to anyone
512 views
I went out on Saturday night for the first time in a long time
791 views
Your first love, won’t be your last
4567 views
view all articles by Mathilda K Burton
ID: 6252
[ Submit a Comment ]
I liked your article very much. IMHO, it's a great "snap out of it, pick yourself up and get back in the race", piece I suggest you turn into a little trac-type booklet. Maybe writing little motivational booklets and selling them in quantity to counseling type businesses and non profit community programs could be a niche for you?

Good job!

Mario aka 5 Fires
This is great and really does work! Well done
Trending Articles
%%“On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer
508 views
I lived the city life and I’m sick of it
936 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
12202 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6295 views
Money gives us all more choices in life, and is a tool to serve other people
2310 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
1956 views
If I wasn’t yelling about how Mum ruined the dirty pants I left in a puddle on the floor of my b...
552 views
Without a question, people gravitate towards those who are more physically attractive
282 views
Losing weight at any age can sometimes be hard to do
98 views
How easy it is to allow our ego to bruise our wounds even further
476 views
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version