Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hello world!

I love this image. I wish this is how I was feeling today, but I'm hoping by posting it, maybe I can change the internal perspective.

I realized that I was doing really well, for a while, with Thankful Tuesdays, and then I fell off the thankful bandwagon. I think part of that was me thinking that a lot of what I was grateful for was superficial, or I hated repeating the same things week after week, even if I was truly grateful for them.

That's not how gratitude works. It can be big or small, ever-changing or constant. What matters is that I recognize the need to be mindful of my blessings daily.

Sorry friends, but this means that you are going to be subjected to this EVERY DAY, if I'm successful. I hope you are ok with that; I hope you are more than ok with that because I hope that you will join me.

As I mentioned last week, I need to become aware of my internal thoughts and dialogue, ensuring they are positive. There are two sides to every story -- sometimes even more -- and that includes your life story as well.

This is going to be a challenge for me, so hold me accountable, ok?

Here we go!

  • I'm so glad I can work from home. It really makes Monday mornings a little easier to bear.
  • I'm thankful I have Thursday and Friday off this week. Three-day work weeks make me happy; four-day weekends make me joyful!
  • I'm grateful it rained last night. I have not been good about watering my flowers, so they desperately needed Mother Nature's help.

{Image via Tiny Buddha}

5 comments:

Shell said...

You're very lucky to get to work from home! I wish I could find something like that!

Diggestive said...

Hello Jen

I am thankful for working from home on Thursday this week.

I am happy to be going in holiday for 2 weeks as of Friday.

Debbie said...

I am so with you on this! It's such a challenge to stay positive, but it has long-term benefits. :-)

Collins said...

don't apologize, hopefully it will be contagious!

Jen said...

I love reading stuff like this, so bring it on!