I truly think I am one of the most fortunate people in the world. That does not mean everything is perfect all the time. Nope. But so much stuff is good that it completely overwhelms all the rest.
My family is close. Maybe in an odd way because Larry and I don't live close enough for them to drop by, grab a sandwich and a cup of coffee, have Sunday family dinners like I grew up with. It's not like that. But we are close in our hearts and that is what really matters.
My friends. Ah, what would I do without them. My sister is one of them....family and friend. How good is that? My friends are wise women. They are fun, beautiful, gorgeous, and smart. Mostly they are there for me if I need them. Again, because we live all over the city, we don't have as much 'drop in for a sandwich' time as I would like but we are working on that.
I could list the things that are bothering me in my life. There are some. I'm not ignoring them. I'm realistic enough. I've learned not to choose to think about that which would bring me down. For years I really did not know much about choosing my thoughts, if that was even possible. It's hard to think about more than one thing at a time so when I drift into "OMGosh Whatever Will I Do" Land, I conciouisly choose to think about something good. Am I always successful? No, not always. But you do get better with practice.
Tomorrow I have a personal event to deal with coming up. Just a little medical thing. So today I am appreciating my healthy body and all that it has done for me and all the good that it brings me. Perfect health courses through my veins and my cells radiate vibrant health. My strong legs and arms are my playmates at the gym when they hurl through the air kickboxing and dancing.
I so appreciate Neto who comes and cleans my house when I need him and makes it just absolutely wonderful. I appreciate my plants that clean the air in the house and bring nature right on inside. My puppy is a love and is right by my side. Good thing he is taking a nap because he and I are soon going outside to play. And I so appreciate my taste buds which are just about to be stimulated beyond belief with the greatest stir fry I have ever had. Yes, I made it myself!
This is not a litany of self centeredness or bragging. Hope you know that. I am very humbly grateful for my life and I (usually) don't take it for granted. Sometimes I wallow in what's wrong and need a kick in the butt to remember the good. But I am really practicing what I preach today and it helps to write it down. My vibration is high, right where I want it to be. That is where it will stay all day.
If this isn't the best day for you, choose different thoughts. Don't ignore your issues, but get yourself 'up' and ready to deal with them in the highest joy you can muster. Take care!