Unless I forget to brush my teeth, each night I savor a blessing.
By attaching something that I struggle to make routine (pondering gratitude) to an act that I do every day (brushing my teeth), consistency with the latter becomes practical.
Think hard on your day for just one minute or two. How fortunate were you today? By your standards? By the standards of a homeless child? By the standards of a woman widowed by war? What blessings do you have to be thankful for? If you cannot find even one, your perspective is probably out of wack. Adjust.
Think about how wonderful a life you live, that blessings, maybe small, come daily, and rarely do you have to sacrifice comfort and convenience unless you choose to.
Some will never know the blessing of choice, or the blessing of free thought.
Revel in that while you cook dinner tonight, or during a shower, or what have you.
Brush your teeth, savor a blessing.
Are you a “high achiever”? A “go-getter”?
Do you have to-do lists longer than The Pan-American Highway?
The self-talk usually goes something like, “I want this so bad. I have to do this.”
Most people quit at this point. But you won’t. You’re an animal. You’re a machine! You’ll never quit!!
You just set the track record for the first lap of the 1600m run.
Though, hmm, nobody ever won the gold because of a fast ‘Lap 1’. Now what?
How do you follow-through on goals or drag on when you’re exhausted? Perspective always helps.
I don’t need to give you stories of the rampant poverty all over our planet.
You don’t HAVE-TO-DO anything.
You GET-TO-DO it.
That alone could be the elixir to your anxiety.
This should apply to some 90+% of Americans, as we are majorly above the poverty level in comparison to most human beings on earth.
Be the GET-TO-DO type of person.
Now, go. Do.
***As always, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to read this. I only hope that I can positively impact your life in some small way.
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