I AM Counting My Blessings
As we enter 2022, we have a chance to look back on the past year with one of two mindsets.
We can either focus on what went wrong or we can focus on what went right. It’s the glass half full scenario. Let’s all focus on what went right in our lives and in the world. If we take a pen and paper and aim to write down 20 things from the past year that are genuine blessings, it is amazing how many more, each of us will start to find. See how long you can make your list. Perhaps something didn’t go your way at a certain point, but it actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise, that in turn brought about other blessings.
'When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change’
Dr Wayne Dyer
When we focus on the good and happy things in our lives, we start to find more and more of those things to focus upon. Start with something simple.
I AM grateful I woke up today
I AM grateful to have a roof over my head
I AM grateful I saw some positive news about (insert anything good here)
I AM grateful for the sense of community around me
If you don’t feel you have anyone around you, or you’re feeling alone, then say to yourself, ‘I AM grateful for the support I have around me.’ Then trust and believe you will receive that support. Don’t think about how lonely you are. Think about how nice it feels to be cared for and supported. Get into the energy of that feeling. Then watch new people come into your life.
Because no matter what you believe, that is what you will receive. That is why the glass half full people do so well in life. Their positive attitude brings more positive things their way. They don’t sweat the small stuff, they focus on the good things.
At the end of every day, make it a daily practice to list at least 5 positive things that happened, and then run them over in your head as you are drifting off to sleep. Smile. Wake up in the morning and think to yourself, ‘I AM going to have a good day today.’ Smile.
Smile at people you pass in the street, for no other reason than wanting someone else to feel good. Smiles are contagious. They might just pass that smile on to someone else.
Feel the joy of being on a planet that is transforming into a much lighter, brighter and happier one. Feel the joy of contributing to that metamorphosis by changing any of your own negative thoughts to more positive and hopeful ones. Know that we are all the collective butterfly about to break out of our chrysalis and that it is going to be a beautiful thing to witness as we do.
Continue from there. Have fun with it. Go into this New Year deciding to make counting your blessings a daily practice. Do something nice for someone else. Spread the love and the joy.
Let’s make 2022 our best year yet.