One of the things my success coach helps me with is proper thinking—reprograming my subconscious dialogue with statements that begin with, “I’m happy, grateful and thankful…”
This morning, I awoke with gratitude. Even the earth shares my feeling; outside it is raining tears of joy. Maybe because it is Thanksgiving week. A faint light on the horizon sparks a question: What are you thankful for today?
I whisper words, “I’m happy, grateful and thankful for my sister.”
I’m happy that she’s my one and only sibling.
I’m grateful for the way she can make me laugh.
I’m thankful for her sweet and gentle spirit.
As the morning dawns, those tears of joy are solidifying into snowflakes, twirling in the wind. As the white substance gleefully collects on the ground, I hold tight to cheerfulness (because you know how I feel about the cold and snow). “I’m happy, grateful, and thankful for snow. I am…really. I love the “S” word.”
This week, I’m determined to wrap myself in thanksgiving. It is easy to be grateful for the beautiful things, like my sister. Yet, difficult to be chipper about the things I don’t cherish—like driving to Denver today in this weather. But I’m determined to choose joy and spend my day living thankful.
p.s. If you are looking for me today, I will be in my mental happy place.
How about you? What are you happy, grateful and thankful for?