"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. It can turn an existence into a real life, and disconnected situations into important and beneficial lessons. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
If you want to change your life, chances are that you are not entirely happy with the way your life is going now. So let's take a minute to consider what we have to be grateful for.
I can only speak for myself so I'll begin by saying that I have a lot to be thankful for. There are so many good and wonderful things and people in my life. A lot, if not most (all?) of my problems can be traced to what's happening directly between my ears. I'll be addressing that in more depth at another time.
Also, of course, a lot of my problems stem from ingesting alcohol and how that affected my thinking and emotions, and how it helped to set up or reinforce habitual negative patterns of thinking.
One sure way to break out of habitual patterns of negative thinking is to stop for a minute and take stock of everything we have to be grateful for.
Here's a quick list of what I have to be grateful for today:
Okay. that's a quick list.
Now it's your turn.
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