To my awesome readers,
Gratitude in my opinion is rewarding, beneficial and a building block for creating a positive human perspective. We all experience times of sadness and heartache, which are natural emotions, but sometimes it can develop into something more serious, like feeling hopeless and worthless. Situations sometimes causes us to dwell on the worst things in life and develop a pessimistic mindset.
A while ago I was incredibly heartbroken and devastated to be sick, I concentrated on everything that I had lost due to the limitations set by my disease. No matter how hard I tried to fight it, it wasn’t enough. I learned that it is not always about fighting, but about making peace and accepting the reality too. I thought to myself, “Rachel, you are so negative, because of what you can’t have. You need to find a way to love yourself again and appreciate everything and everyone around you”. I decided to keep a small book on my bedside table and every morning when I opened my eyes I would write at least three things that I was thankful for on that day. Honestly, I started with really insignificant things like, “I’m thankful for my pink socks” and so forth. However, the more I did it, the longer the list became and I started to appreciate beautiful things around me that I never noticed before.
It was very important to persevere and do it everyday! It began to influence my day tremendously, it gave me the opportunity to start my day off with encouraging thoughts and eventually I was in awe of our beautiful world. I believe positivity attracts positivity. Our minds are so powerful and astonishing if we have the skills to access it. My soul slowly recovered from sadness, fear and anger. I found beauty and love within me that I thought I had lost.
Even though this helped me it might not be your ‘cup of tea’, because this is my own personal tip, but I hope it inspires you to notice the astonishing beauty we are constantly surrounded by. It might be nature, music, people, faith or a special pooch for you, but there is always something or someone worth living for.
Please share your thoughts and feelings. I am always interested in different opinions in order for us to learn from each other. To my readers, thank you so much for your support! Incredibly excited to share my next tip with you!