This week is thankfulness with a twist.
We are thanking God for all the things we are not ,or for all things we thankfully don’t have.
Doesn’t that sound interesting?
When you focus on the good it increases.When you focus on the evil that grows more powerful. So what are you focusing on today ?
I am thankful for
Not being lazy.
I have immense amount of energy for all interesting work .But I can fall asleep standing, if something doesn’t interest me.Now that makes a lot of people angry!
But isn’t life to be lived?
If you spend it doing half-hearted boring work ,when do you actually have fun?
After becoming a mommy I found that the 90% repetitive mommy chores were made easier by the cuddle ,hugs and kisses .
That’s when I decided to use this rule for my other chores .If I get some mind numbing boring chore (like sorting the folded clothes) done, then I get to spend an hour doing something I love.
That’s how I cut off ,the bit of lazy tail I had !
Not being pessimist.
There’s a fine line between a die-hard optimist and a fool .Yes a very fine line indeed.That’s why I am a planned optimist.I have a mind blueprint I follow ,to get the best out of every situation.
I leave no stones unturned ,to do a thing to my very best .Then if it doesn’t happen I have no regrets!
I row for the shore and always pray to God.
Now if you have read about my journey so far ,you know it wasn’t always a bed of roses .
I had made errors of judgement with serious fallout twice .Both times I was too optimistic. Even when all other signals told me to pull back.
But if you have ever seen a bull in a China shop you will know me.That’s how I am with a project .I tend to take down all obstacles till the project gets done.
But now I am more graceful(I think). The 3 greys in my hair seem to have brought me wisdom.
Now I practice all that I want to say or do on my hubby and my group of best buddies and if they look really shocked I let it marinate in my brain.
After a few days /weeks /months of marinating I take out the idea again and chew over it .If it feels like a good idea even then, I make a step by step plan .
Then I bore my hubby again till we have chiselled away all the rough edges of the plan .
That’s how I started this blog .
I read somewhere that we all need at least 1 person in our life who is sceptical of our plans . Preferably in a kind way, not in a mean way.When that person agrees to your plan ,run with that.
Not being in a bad relationship
Relationships and politics are both murky.Some relationships we are born with .Some we make .Whatever it is ,we need trust in it.Allow space for it to grow.After your parents ,your adult relationship with your partner /spouse will depend a lot on you.
Did you choose well?
Did you want an exciting person who did things suddenly ,giving you wonderful surprises? But what if he forgets to be there during your tooth extraction?
Did you want a fairytale destination wedding that would need you paying off your debt for 10 years afterwards.
Did you want a friend who would hold your hand,go for an adventure with you and give you TLC when you had fever?
Did you want a good person? Or a mysterious person ,whose truth and lies were always difficult to perceive.
If you have read Mills and Boon at any time , then the tall, dark, silent, angry hero always seems highly desirable.
Cut back to reality .Marrying an uncommunicative mysterious person may give you more stress than anything else .
Not being a non believer
Have you read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow rich ?
If you haven’t read it now.
It’s important that you believe in God and have faith in yourself to get all things done. To conquer inner battle and outer wars.
Your mind is a powerful magnet .The thoughts radiating from it ,create an electromagnetic field which attracts the external manifestation of that thought.
Fortunately or unfortunately man is still not able to control his mind.Because our mind has the capacity for great good and great evil.Not being unhealthy.Health is your true wealth.Doctors have some of the most unhealthy lifestyles.
Blame it on our conditioning during training.I blame it on India’s population. There seems a never ending amount of people needing your care.
That’s why I make a conscious effort to eat healthy, sleep and exercise. I also read write and garden to get the lifestyle disease monster out of my life!
What are you thankful for not having /doing /not being this #Thankful Thursdays. Comment below to let me know.
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