Counting our Blessings
Sometimes we may feel like life is hard and we have anxiety and worries about today and the future.
Our thoughts turn to the things that are going wrong, the challenges we face each day and the things that are worrying us in our lives.
The worries, anxieties these thoughts go round and round in our minds. We think if this or that could just happen then I would be happy or if I have that, I will be happy but it seems to be an endless cycle and happiness always just seems to be one step away.
We may even try to distract ourselves from the things that are going on but how do we get it all to stop?
We all have our challenges in life and our “stuff” to deal with but what makes some people happier than others?
How do we take this moment and make it awesome?
I always like to bring my awareness back to the present moment. I think about what is around me. I take a moment to become aware of my senses, I close my eyes and think about what I can hear, what I am feeling, what I can taste, what I smell and then I open my eyes and see what I can see. Bringing your awareness to the present moment, stops those negative thoughts going around and around in your mind.
Then you think about all the great things you have in your life and you may think well my life isn’t that great. I have this problem or that issue to deal with and then you may think about all the things that are stressing you out but what if you woke up tmrw and all off what you have in your life today was gone, how grateful you would be for the life you have today.
Count your blessings today and you will see how lucky you really are.
So why not make it a goal for this week to count your blessings no matter how small they are. Take a moment each day to bring your awareness to the present moment and think about all the things in your life that you have to be grateful for.