Is is just me??
Shortly BEFORE Halloween I began to see stores showing signs of Christmas. Wishing silently that the stores would somehow wait until later to put up all the Christmas hoopla and just let us have fun with what was for that moment. Halloween. Wishing Christmas could be left to a more appropriate time. Like perhaps December when the actual holiday is scheduled. Hahahaha
Who wants to be living two or three months ahead all the time anyway? I’m old enough. Why would I want to add more to my life before it’s actually time? I’m not really a fan of wanting to live any further ahead than today. I’ve learned what it can cost me. Anxiety, frustration, fear, anger, resentment, and a sense of loss. Need I go on? Now, not until that particular moment in time do I actually want to live it. Besides, think of all the time taken away from your life energetically. If we live two to three months ahead of what is, we can possibly be losing six months from a generated physical year. No wonder why there seems to be no time to accomplish anything anymore.
So why is it that everyone is living way beyond what is now? Most likely it’s because of what I found out through my own experiences. That you’re not happy with what is in your ‘now’ so you think you need to look to the future for something else. Or is it that people are so overextended in their day to day activities that they believe they need to always be prepared way beyond what the moment offers them?
I get it….stores need to show people what’s coming next so you know what to spend your money on. Allowing them to get a jump on the competition in the hopes of getting your dollars before you spend it elsewhere. But at this rate we’ll have Christmas in July…..OH, WAIT…that’s already celebrated.
But….WHAT HAPPENED TO THANKSGIVING??
The holiday I consider to be the most important seems to have disappeared. Downplayed and overpowered by what has transpired into a material spending spree called Halloween and Christmas.
It’s the reminder of what we should be grateful for. It’s about all the good we have in our lives. Not that we can’t be grateful every day. I certainly am. For many, many things. Of course, some days can be more of a challenge than others, but nonetheless each day brings miracles to be appreciated. It’s just that celebrating Thanksgiving gives light to how gratitude, a day of reckoning of sorts, can make your life the best it can be.
Right now, it’s come down to the need to challenge yourself with ideas to be grateful.
There’s a five-day gratitude challenge. The three-day gratitude challenge. The three things a day gratitude challenge. WHAT the hell?? I have to ask why we need to challenge ourselves to be grateful when something good is in one’s life.
Has society become so immune to wanting happiness? Having created such a mundane, miserable doomed outlook to life that you have to be challenged to see what life has to offer with the prospect of any sort of goodness.
1. GRATITUDE is not only a benefactor showing how good life can be, it also keeps us healthy by removing stress and other emotional factors that lead to disease.
2. GRATITUDE helps savor the positive aspects of one’s life. Without it, life can become pretty bleak.
3. GRATITUDE brings the awareness of joy and beauty of life. Instead of having life forced upon you where everything feels out of your control you now will find it meaningful. You now accept the ups and downs of life living in a harmonious, satisfaction to what life has to offer.
4. GRATITUDE relieves the anguish. There is no room for pain and suffering. What is left in gratitude’s wake is bliss. A wave of peace and calm resulting from trusting that all will be well no matter what even if at this moment it does not appear to be.
It can be hard to feel grateful when you’re finding yourself in some sort of struggle such as change, illness or loss. The last thing you think of is needing to be grateful for other things in your life. Although, if you are, what ends up happening is the laws of the universe kicks into gear delivering you the best of what can be instead of what is. Like attracts like. That which you put emotional attachment to is born. Whether good or bad attraction is engaged. Being grateful for anything at this point brings the energy level back up to where only good things come about.
5. GRATITUDE brings you closer to other people. You’re offered more rewarding relationships. I know this may sound strange, but if you’re feeling alone, or don’t have many friends or close relationships being grateful for things in your life is the best place to be. There’s a magnetic attraction to people who are grateful. They possess a more positive appearance to life which will magically draw more to you.
6. GRATITUDE is so special that it should be looked at every day deserving to be written down in its own book and savored. Take the time to buy a special note book. One that you’re attracted to. Or make one that’s uniquely you.
Use it daily.
This should not be thought of as a chore. There is no challenge to it when you use the gratitude concept as a tool for self-care. It’s just one of those things you do gratefully to achieve the benefits for staying healthy and happy giving back to you.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
I’m grateful for all the people in my life. Personal and virtual.
If you’re interested, I’m gratefully suppling you with a downloadable Gratitude sheet helping you to enter gratitude daily.