Today was a good day. Today I am grateful.

A dear friend of mine, Ashok, recently told me that I should end each day by saying ‘Today was a good day, today I am grateful’.

I’m trying to take his advice to heart, knowing that if I start believing the better, I’ll start seeing the better. I’ve always been someone who’s had a hard time getting past the negatives in a day. But I’m making changes. I’m trying to remind myself the good is more important, and that I need to stop and pay more attention to it when it comes.

Today was a beautiful summer day. In what’s a seemingly rare occasion around here this season, the sun was shining… all day long, the birds chirped, the world (at least my corner of it) was peaceful. Anxiety will always be a part of me, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the largest part. Today, my anxiety did not win.

26 thoughts on “Today was a good day. Today I am grateful.

  1. I like one sentence here, particularly: I’m trying to remind myself the good is more important – simple logic and basic. However, an absolute good reminder, so much so that it pops out to me. The good is more important. Spot on. Focusing on the negatives is a waste of energy that I myself can fall into.

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    1. Oh, Mat – when you take me to Elora, I’ll make you some pancakes. You’d love it. And I mean that in an innocent way so please don’t take that in a creepy way!

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  2. That’s great advice to listen to and share, V, thank you! πŸ™‚ it’s not easy. You’re not alone, my husband calls me a pessimist. I tell him I just accept my life and know what it has in store based on what’s happened so far, so that’s why πŸ˜‚

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    1. There’s nothing wrong with being a pessimist. lol! We all know I am one most days. and we all have our moments. Your husband sounds like a good yin to your yang!

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      1. I’m glad I’m not alone! Lol It’s nice to have someone to balance you out. I think he’s way too optimistic because when something doesn’t go right…BOOM, everything falls apart. I have felt that way too much and choose to go the other way. Expect the worst and be glad it didn’t happen. The problem with that is the worry, anxiety, and stress that comes with it πŸ˜€ How do you deal with it?


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