Happy? It’s a conscious effort every single day! You wake up and get out of bed and the first thought you have can set the tone for the rest of your day! Waking up everyday is a blessing all on its own and a thought we can get into another day. 6 am and the alarm goes off what is the first thought that goes through your mind? For many it could be:
“Ohhhh, work…. I can’t stand my job!”
“Bills! Bills are due today!! How am I going to come up with the money??”
“10 more minutes!! Lunches to make…should have made them last night!”
I’m getting tired just typing that out! Did you know it takes twice as much energy to think negative thoughts than positive ones?? Becoming stressed out about everything you need to get done today imbues so much negativity into your brain and really set the theme you’re going to be experiencing all day!! It becomes a domino effect. You wake up late, you miss your train or you get stuck in traffic, you spill your coffee on yourself at work, you realize you forgot your lunch in the fridge, you have a meeting you forgot to prepare for. Let’s rewind back to last night!!
You made yourself a cup of camomile tea, you sat down with your favourite journal and pen and put your thoughts down about what your day is going to be like tomorrow. Meetings you might have, things you’d like to get done. You praise yourself for having made the kids’ lunches so it’s one less thing to worry about in the morning. I wish my every evening was like that but it’s NOT! We’re aiming for doing our best every single day not perfection. I must say however, on days that I meditate, journal, prepare the night before, going to bed and visualize what I want to manifest in my life, the next day runs smoothly, calmly and just plain HAPPY!
We’re already into October and for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, it brings with it the promise of changing colours of leaves everywhere. That also means that winter and the snowy season is not that far behind. OK let’s slow down and enjoy the now for a moment!
Thanksgiving is one of my most favourite holidays! Not for the stuffing (because I’m gluten intolerant), not for the turkey (because I really don’t fancy turkey all that much), not for the pumpkin pie (can’t handle the sugar too well either) but for the all the blessings in my life that I am grateful for!!
I am so grateful my parents immigrated to Canada from Greece. I happen to think it’s the most amazingly incredible country in the world (no offense to anyone not living here – it’s just my opinion, maybe I’m biased! LOL)
I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had offered to me by this amazing land…the true north, strong and free…opportunities for education, for work, a land not ravaged by war..I could go on and on…but I’m sure we all have our long lists of things we’re grateful for.
I am so grateful for my family who without their love and support for one another would render me not so happy and laughing.
The beginning of Thanksgiving weekend for me is always a time when I start a new gratitude journal and for anyone who read the last post..I promised a free goodie!! No strings attached!! I just want to share my journals with you! I have posted a pic below and will be randomly choosing 1 lucky winner on Canadian Thanksgiving Monday!
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Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
***(paper used for the journal is from Marion Smith Designs – I absolutely LOVE her papers)***