Day 22 of 23 Gratitude Challenge

Awe, almost done with our gratitude challenge.

“Do not waste a moment in regret, for to thing feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself.” ~Neville Goddard (1905-1972) Goodness there is so much wisdom way back when. They had a new feeling of freedom and so much change going on around them. Maybe the simplest message is if your life is not filled with everything that you love, it doesn’t mean you aren’t good enough to have it. It just means for each of us has our own journey and to overcome the negativity we chose to surround ourselves with by actively choosing love in our life instead.  Most people do chose love but then stop that loving feeling hundreds of times a day. One minute we give love through a hug then we stop love because we get annoyed or upset by an action of another person. Or we can’t find our keys or we sit in traffic and we need to be somewhere else. We don’t give that love and thankful feeling enough to really infuse our lives. We play tug of war in our minds and feelings and then we are all over the board with things we attract.

For example one of the kids decided to test out the law of motion in our car this morning. She didn’t want to hold the chocolate milk container anymore and put it up on the middle console of the car without saying a word. I turned at the stop light and of course it slid and landed upside down in the back floor board. I sat there and thought wow, if I wanted to blame this on something it was on my past thoughts and feelings playing back for me in this moment. What do I want to chose now? Be upset over spilled chocolate milk or explain you either hold containers until we get to a trash can and throw them away for this exact reason. Which  I did and then cleaned up the mess and we went on with our day happily.  Kept thinking what do I want to attract more of? Good situations or bad ones?

“Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.” ~Buddha

We are either giving love and expressing  it or repealing it.  When we give an excuse as to why we couldn’t love at that moment, we are feeling the same negativity again so we are ultimately giving out more of it to come back to us. With A LOT of practice we can get the hang of this. Maybe if we lived on a small island, no people that irritate us, no work problems or school problems we could do this a lot easier?? Well then we would probably complain about the bugs, heat, sunburns 🙂 Even when we remove our immediate distractions we can still find things to fill our minds up with negative. We just have to create the habit to replace as much as we can with gratitude. When the momentum gets going of positive, happy, thankful thoughts when something does annoy us we just say “oh well” and move on with our day.

 

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