Less Discontentment, More Gratitude
During the month of October, I’m following along with Edie & Ruth on their 31 Days of Less & More journey. I’d love for you to join in by reading the posts and completing the projects, or just sit back and read along each day.
When you look around you, there is always someone who seems to have more than you do. Or a better life than you have. Or quicker success than you’ve had. Or can lose weight more easily and keep it off. Or a better marriage. Or more incredible talents. Or more money. And on and on it goes.
Life is full of things that don’t seem fair. And if you choose to dwell on those things, you can quickly become discouraged, discontent, and downright frustrated.
But life is also full of beautiful things — if you look for them. Your perspective and attitude on life won’t usually change your circumstances, but it can sure change the way you feel.
You don’t need more of anything in order to be more content. Contentment is a choice. It’s something you can wake up every day and decide to be — whether you’re a prince or a pauper, you can choose contentment.
I’ve said it many times before, but it bears repeating: There is ALWAYS something to be grateful for. No matter your circumstances, no matter your situation, if you start looking for things to appreciate, you’ll begin to find them all around you.
And that’s why I love the exercise of writing in a gratitude journal every day. Because it forces you to pay attention to the things you might take for granted otherwise. Not only that, but it inspires you to make thanksgiving a part of your each and every day.
Take time today to say “thank you” — for the little things and the big things. Blessings are all around you if you will only take time to notice!
Want to develop more contentment in your life? Read my post with 16 Ways to Become More Content.
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