Eyes Wide Open

I can remember many years ago when I opened my eyes in the morning I would “search” for the problems of the day….. What was I going to worry about today? What happened yesterday that I can be sad about today? What can I dread that is coming up in my life?

Today when I open my eyes I say “I love you” and “thank you” not only do I not think of what may worry me but I wouldn’t dream of “searching” for something.

The difference between now and then, besides the obvious, is that I made a conscious decision in 2007 to wake up and be grateful …. To See what that got me.
So what did it get me? A life of gratitude. A life filled with love. I now am surrounded by friends and family who give unconditional love. The community that I have created for myself is a supportive one, an encouraging one, and I am grateful! Grateful that I created this and I know I did because I also created the life of worry that I had before.
And all I did was to change the way I thought when I open my eyes in the morning. The rest followed!
Bless you all! xxxx

Today I am Grateful For……Choices!

 

This is a word that comes up daily for me. Whether it is in talking with others, helping,listening to others or just chatting with myself! YES,I chat with myself! Don’t you?  :)

I am so grateful today for Choices! It has been a while since I wrote about my gratitude, specifically what I am grateful for today. Well here it is.

I woke up this morning in Sunny Florida and thanked the Lord that I am here, with my husband, enjoying a beautiful holiday!

After being thankful :)  I went in to get dressed where upon I realized  I may actually have put on a few pounds over the last few weeks of vacationing FUN….. this is when I became very thankful for choices!

Choices are something that is never far from  my mind. I think accepting our ability, my ability, to make choices is what lead to my biggest aha!  When I realized that there was nothing in this world that I had to let bother me or get me down, I really had to stop and think about that. I mean…really…that is HUGE! If you accept it for what it really means!

For me, today, what it means is that when I realized I have put on a few pounds I could get depressed about it, since I have worked hard to get the weight off, or I can just take care of it! Period!
And take care of it is what I am going to do! Because it is my choice to wallow and probably keep gaining or be grateful for my ability to choose to do something about it!!  Yay LIFE!

Oh and then there is the choice to let this weight gain cause a bitter nasty spirit today! Hmmmmmm…what do you think I will do!?  I am going to enjoy a beautiful day here in Florida with my husband and be really grateful that I am in 87 degree weather, enjoy it before I have to go back to the less than 70 degree weather!

Have a great day! And exercise your right to make choices!!  And make them good for you choices will you?!

Peace and Love,

Christine