Ah, the holiday season begins. Pumpkin spice is in the air, Thanksgiving décor and even Christmas trees are showing up at the local craft stores. Something in the air just seems to change.
While I am not usually a big fan of all of the 'post' challenges on Facebook, one that I do think is beyond beneficial is the 30 days of thankfulness. You’ll search the interwebs of your mind to come up with 30 different things to post. This MAKES us look for the good things. What happens when we look for good things?
When we look for and focus on good things - we find good things!
In the daily grind, it can be difficult to stay focused on all that is going well. We succumb to disappointments, life challenges, irritations, illnesses and more. Then we focus on only those things. It is like a negativity loop that is hard to break. When you have to come up with 30 things to post, your focus changes and that loop can be broken. We can bring into clear view the things going well.
What we tend to forget is that throughout the year we can have this same focus. We should all do a 365 days of Thankfulness Facebook Challenge. (Oh wait, that is a gratitude journal! Highly recommend btw...) At any given time, there are good things and bad things happening to us and around us. We have the choice of what to focus on.
The question to ask yourself is: How do you want to feel?
You have the choice of how you want to feel. That choice requires an action. The action required is directed focus. Either on all the good in our life or all that is going wrong.
We will always find the evidence that we look for. If you look for the bad or look for the good – either way.... you will find it.
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