This past week, I found myself struggling to focus on something positive. One day, I dissolved into tears. I rarely feel despondent, since I have an optimistic personality. On that day, however, I was overcome with emotion. All I could see was that I was a total failure.
I found myself focusing on negative aspects of my life. I was focusing on what I haven’t accomplished in my life, instead of what I have accomplished.
After my little cry fest, I mentally slapped myself and began turning my thoughts to what I have achieved. I have not conquered cancer, but I am still alive. I have a loving husband and three beautiful kids I have raised into adult hood. I have a roof over my head and food to eat.
It is so easy to focus on the negative aspects of life. The lofty dreams and ambitions we have should inspire, not depress us.
Each week in yoga, at the end of the class, our instructor tells us to think of one thing we’re thankful for.
What are you thankful for?