Today we begin a new goal for the month of November - working on being thankful. We selected that goal for a reason. When we're looking for a reason to be thankful we're looking for things that are good. We're focused on the positive. Not the negative. So no matter how you feel right now, spend some time today looking for something that you're glad exists in your world. You'll be a happier person for it.
Finding something to be thankful for tends to focus our mind on the positive. Why is that good? Because the mind cannot hold two opposing thoughts at the same time. One after another, yes. But at the same time, no. So if you're positively thankful, you cannot be negative for that moment. And, sometimes, especially when we're feeling low, to escape from the negativity even for a few moments is a real relief.
What methods do you use to find items to be thankful for? Why not share them with us?
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