Friday, July 22, 2011

Three Good Things

So I spied my little garden friend again tonight when I was out watering the yard. It cracks me up that he's still hanging out in the same plant. Then again maybe there's more than one of them in there and they're just messing with me. HA HA HA!

Anyway, tonight I wanted to share something I found just a minute ago. It's time to list Three Good Things for today. I know that technically I'm in a new day so I'm going to write three good things that went well for yesterday.

1. I got up early! Yes for me this is big because I have been really tired lately and tend to sleep a lot. Today I got up early which gave me more time to accomplish things. WOO!

2. I got my filing caught up and set up my sewing machine! I've had the sewing machine for quite a while but never took it out of the box. I finally have it set up and can mend some clothes I've been meaning to fix. WIN!


3. I'm a cooking Moto! Yes this morning I made breakfast for Joe and I. Muffins from scratch, bacon and coffee. I also just finished cooking some banana bread too. Apparently I felt like cooking today. YUM!


I have never forgotten a concept I learned from my time as a Mary Kay consultant. What you focus on expands. It's true. If you focus on the good things in life you'll continue to get more good things. If you focus on the negative things then you'll continue to get bad things. Call it the law of attraction or whatever you want but from what I have noticed it's totally true. Whenever I've been very positive I continue to get more positive and good things but when I've gotten in a negative funk things just don't work out. I've even noticed on social networks that some people always seem to have negative and bad things to say where others always seem to have great days and good luck. I don't think it's one person living a cursed life vs. another living a blessed life. Perhaps it's just their attitude and outlook that highlights the good or bad in their lives. Truly if you look around at your life no matter how hard things are I guarantee you can find at least 3 things that went well today or that you are blessed with right now. It may be hard to find things at first but if you try to make this type of exercise a habit it will help you get into a positive mindset and you'll start to see that your life is a wonderful blessing and totally worth living.

So, take a few minutes and write down 3 things that went well today. You can journal it, blog it, post it on your social network of choice or even use your favorite art form to express yourself. Try to do this for at least a week and see just how many great things have happened in your life that you might have overlooked in the past. When you've completed a week of focusing on the positive and good things that are going on each day in your life stop by and let me know how it went. I'd love to hear your stories and see how things went.

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.
~ Anon.

4 comments:

  1. Loved your post this morning! It inspired mine.

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  2. Thanks! I seriously found the inspiration for the post late yesterday/early today and decided it was worth staying up the extra time to make the post. Surprisingly I'm back up early again so maybe this is a start of some good times. :)

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  3. I like the post. I put one up sort of like it as well. I am so excited to hear you are pregnant. It looks like you are opting for surprise. That should be a fun experience. Are you meaning to birth the baby at home? I couldn't wrap my mind around that one since I don't want to clean any mess. The whole process is already a ton to handle. I want to keep it all as simple as possible. I don't know if you have been by my blog lately. I am also expecting. Though my due date isn't until October. I will be having another girl. I love that you had the cooking bug. It is one of the things that most frequently infects my life. I absolutely adore cooking.

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  4. Hey Jess. Yes we are opting for a surprise. We thought it would be fun since this is our first baby. We are definitely not doing a home birth. I think I'd be too paranoid that something might go wrong. We are planning on a normal hospital birth. We figure that way if anything goes funky we're already at a hospital where we can get medical treatment. I just connected to your book blog. Do you have another blog as well? That's great that you're expecting again. How cool! I know a bunch of people having babies right now. It's kind of fun. Too bad I'm not closer to some of these folks. Yes I totally love cooking. I love trying new recipes and cooking old favorites. :)

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