"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie
|A smile always helps as well
We just celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada a couple of weeks ago and this year I am especially thankful.
The last couple of years have been long and hard - and while I continue to fight - I have fought enough to come out the other side feeling much better than I have in a long while.
And instead of focusing on the rough road it has been - and the small battles I will have to fight along the way to remain mentally healthy - I am choosing to turn my attention to all of the many amazing and wonderful people and things in my life.
Gratitude is a great way to keep things on a positive note and give perspective.
There are always at least little things to be thankful for. Some days it will feel difficult to have an "attitude of gratitude" but it is always possible.
Even if it is for the ray of sun beaming through your window or the smile that the man on the train gave you on the way to work…there are aways things for which to be grateful.
Of course there are the biggies - like the people with whom you share love, your health, etc - but on a bad day, when things seem to be a never ending road of bad - just remember the little things that make life a little better.
And if all else fails, eat chocolate.
Works for me.