Do you ever go through phases of having a pity party? I know I do. During those times, I'm cranky, moody and overall unpleasant to others or myself. All I can do is
focus on what I don't have. In my head, I'm thinking, this goes against everything I've learned and believe. I tell myself, "Just decide to be positive." I believe in love, choosing happiness and positive affirmations.
I was in one of these moods recently, and as I walked around praying for the attitude adjustment I needed and desired, I started to see things everywhere. The things I noticed made me thankful for the things I don't have.
As I felt frustrated with putting on a couple of pounds, I noticed someone who was obese, and I was grateful for not having all those extra pounds to battle.
As I grew frustrated about walking in the cold, I noticed someone in a wheelchair who couldn't walk at all. I was grateful for my mobility and not having paralysis.
As I was feeling frustrated because of my allergies, I was reminded by a coworker's cold that I need to be grateful I don't have bronchitis.
As I felt frustrated about anything, I was blessed with a vision of what I can be grateful that I don't have. There are many other things you can be grateful you don't have like uncontrollable debt, disease, homelessness, amputated limbs, joblessness and more.
It can be easy to feel sorry for yourself. Believe me I've had my fair share of days like that. No one likes feeling that way, so as you try to balance out your mood, I hope you will be grateful for the things you don't have in your life because you can!