Got the Blues? Look to Gratitude!

by | Nov 9, 2021 | Emotional Pillar

One thing that is universal is that it is hard to stay in a depressive state when all you are talking about is all that you are thankful for.  Easy for me to say, right? After all, I’m not depressed. Would it amaze you to know that there was a time where I didn’t see a positive way out for me or my family, alcohol was my best friend, and getting up to put one foot in front of the other was the hardest thing I did each day.  We have all had our moments. The difference between then and now was that I realized I had little eyes watching, and I needed to get my act together or they would repeat my life. I was sure as hell not going to let them do that!

I started with what I could control, which was what I was grateful for each and every day.  Now fast forward to all that I know now, I wish I had essential oils to speed things up!  Gratitude is one of my favorites, and I wear it often as I recite all the things in my life that I am grateful for.  In the beginning, it was just that I was still breathing, then that I got up, then that I made it to work, that I had people to care for, that I could let go of my problems and concentrate on theirs, that the lights were still on, that I had money for gas…. it was a running list in my head for every step I took.  It is so ingrained in me that I continue to this day.  Now when things don’t go my way, I ask “What am I learning here?”, or “Is there a better way that I could have handled this?”.  I even went so far as to create a journal to prompt myself to focus on these questions.  If you would like a free copy, join my newsletter and I will get it out to you! Already a member? Fantastic it’s coming this week!

If you need more help or maybe wondered how I got myself out of this funk, then you need my Life Dream Today Course. This course contains everything I have learned. I consider it my message to my children, everything I hope to teach them to do better and be better, and I want to share it with you as well.

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