I’m sat reflecting with my cuppa on what a blessed life I have. And as I was a bit preoccupied with my new baby girl Monday didn’t share any motivation on either of my blogs then,( I did share my Monday Manicure though) I figured I would share with you guys some honest midweek motivation.
Whilst my life is truly blessed it isn’t to say it runs smoothly all the time. However I make a conscious effort to try a couple of things to make a positive difference in my life; I try my best to live in the moment and to show gratitude for all the blessings I do have. To most I’m probably one of those annoying people who over share on Facebook with my friends, some say sharing the happy times is showing off, almost a smugness. For me it’s just showing gratitude in that status (moment) that allows me to share it with people who matter and maybe bring them a smile in there day. I’m also not the type to air my dirty laundry I know people find that annoyingly unbalanced when I share so many cheesy moments but geez Facebook is not the place to sort out my latest row or have a dig my other half hasn’t washed up!
Facebook isn’t the only place I show gratitude; I show it with thanks yous, compliments, handwritten cards, long texts and phone calls and in my gratitude journal, which I try to find at least ten things I’m thankful for daily. They could be anything like having the chance to write a blog post in one go whilst drinking a hot cup of tea, going on a day out or adventure, a moment with someone special or a total stranger, kind gestures, my children saying/doing/achieving something fabulous, a pretty photograph, a nice drive, absolutely anything that brings pleasure to my heart I’m thankful for and I try to remember them all in my evening writing.
Why do I do it??? Firstly because if I don’t my depression can sometimes consume and overwhelm me ano I loose site of the moment and all the blessings in it, I take things for granted and become a moody bitch to everyone around me. Secondly because when you show gratitude for the blessings that make your heart smile, you reap what you sow and that gratitude grows in abundance, you notice more things whether big or small, you have more to write and include everyday and people around you notice. (My other half is the first one to tell me when I’m backtracking and that I need to reconnect – another reason I’m grateful for the love we have, he supports, understands and is honest with me when I’m slipping but also the first to compliment my bubbly, happy energetic energy and the benefit it has on us as a couple and as a family.)
Anyway after all that waffle on the inspiration behind today’s motivation here are some quotes to see you through #HumpDay. Hope your week has been good so far and your filling it with moments of joy even if they are brief snippets be thankful for them.