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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thankful Tuesday

As part of my overall wellness "makeover" i'm going to work harder to focus on looking at the positive side of things, nurture those relationships that bring me up and work on doing the same with others. I was raised with some pretty negative family members and it's been hard to change around my way of thinking. I have to work hard at it and i frequently catch myself thinking of the negative first instead of the positive, especially when i'm around them.
In an interview on "the Science of Changing Your Mind," Dr. Joe Dispenza says that our bodies respond to negative thoughts of our minds in ways such as poor digestive health, etc. It's how our body responds to these thoughts. When we think of good things, our bodies respond accordingly. So to foster those thoughts and begin the day on a positive note i'm going to jot down what i'm thankful for daily.

Thought today is cold, cloudy and snow is predicted, there is still plenty to be thankful for:
  • i have a job (i know so many people who now don't)
  • my mortgage payments are current
  • i'm just a few payments away from paying off a large credit card bill (then on to #2)
  • my car still works
  • my family is healthy
  • i'm healthy (for the most part)
  • we have a garage at work so i don't have to worry about snow/ice on my windshield at 5 p.m.
  • since my husband doesn't have a job, he'll start dinner
  • since its texas, spring will come any day now
  • i've managed to stay under the 3000 calorie mark since Thursday
  • i'm part of a great community of supportive women bloggers! (SITS)
  • my friends (old friends and new friends)
On to a great day!

5 comments:

Leslie Limon said...

Did you change the look of your blog? It looks great!

And what a great idea...focus and be thankful for the good things that life has to offer.

Elizabeth Patch said...

hi! I am visiting to say thanks for stopping by my blog on Monday and helping to make my SITS day special. What a positive post, and I love the list of blessings! Once we start counting them, it seems they always outnumber the list of troubles.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good for you for being positive!! :) I think your list is a great start. Thanks for the visit today!

Salsa Mom said...

great post! way to stay positive. thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving me some blog love! Everyone was so sweet and I really enjoyed the day!

Blessings,
LMM