It used to be if things didn't go right I'd get angry. Be snippy with people - especially the people that I love because that's safe, right? My whole day would get ruined because I was in a funk.
I wonder now how many other people's days got messed up because I was messed up. You know, that ripple effect thing.
At some point it just didn't work for me anymore - getting upset with others, snapping at my kids, yelling at the dog - it felt awful.
Gratitude was something that I had heard about that was changing people's lives so I thought that I'd see what it could do for me.
I've been working on gratitude for a while now.
This morning when I went into the bathroom and turned on the faucet... nothing.
Hmmm. We have a well so my first thought is "Maybe the power is out?"
Nope. The light is on.
Guess it's the pump.
Now at this point I could have gotten upset as not having running water was going to put me behind schedule. How was I going to get a shower? To say nothing of flushing the toilet.
Instead, I found that my first thought was one of gratitude that it was winter and we had a bathtub full of water in case the power goes out due to a storm.
It wasn't always that way.
What I've noticed for myself and my clients is that as I focus more on things that I'm grateful for life is easier, more peaceful, calmer.
Before you go to sleep tonight find 3 simple things that you're grateful for.
To get your day started on a good note, find 3 things you're grateful for before you get out of bed.
Enjoy this Grateful tap-along video.