All through 2016 I have been moaning n groaning about how terrible this year is being to me. I ranted at the divine and blamed the universe for pushing me so hard. When the turmoil settled in deep, I got used to it and started going along with it in a zombie like trance.
Eventually…………………… I snapped!
That’s when two things hit me:
1) I neglected to pay any heed to myself during the upheaval,
2) I blamed myself over n over for not taking better care.
Common sense stopped by long enough to make me pause and step back from the chaos to relook at all the wonderful things that ARE there in my life rather than crying over stuff that ARE NOT there.
So it’s no wonder that GRATITUDE is my chosen #WOTY 2017.
Let me share a few of the things I have taken up to follow this:
♥ Diary of Gratitide
I have stated keeping a gratitude journal in 2016 to note down the wonderful things that happen to me during the day/week. ( I don’t stress if I am not able to find time to write daily). I shall endeavour to take this practice into 2017 and also start to write a monthly post on gratitude ( fantastic blogging goal too)
♥ My Inner Circle
I have realised I have some amazing friends n relatives who care deeply for me and would give anything to spend time with me. Silly me has been ruing over lost relationships with people who don’t want to be with me. No more of that! Especially implementing this rule strictly to social media friendships (Take that FB)
♥ When one door closes, another opens
I will not let petty people who play mindgames to bully others into submission, to subdue my mad evil creative genius and put me down at the same time.( OK, admittedly I am an OTT control freak disguised as Enthusiasm) I will make better productive use of my time and talent with people who appreciate it. No matter how much it hurts ( pride n heart), I am thankful to know others who came forward to support and admire me.
Look out for some exciting news soonest!!!!!!
♥ When I have time, I will
I have made peace with my jobless state and have decided to enjoy the free time taking long holidays and doing things that I always thought I will do when I have some time. Killing a lot of birds with the same stoneas I have made travel plans to visit my friends n family this year- will get to spend time with peeps who love me + have a holiday + shoestring budget doesn’t get overstretched. ( Say I am a genius, won’t you please )
Plus side of feeling gratitude is every little thing that would usually bug me, is now a joy or at least I now pause to reflect on it before reacting. Haven’t got this down pat but have certainly begun the journey. So my hot-headedness is in the process of being tempered into good naturedness – howzz that!!!
This post is inspired by Lauren Regan’s prompt and is linked here
This post is linked to BlogChatter prompt here
This post is linked to Corinne Rodriguez’s prompt here