Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Being Thankful

'Fall Foliage Photography' photo (c) 2008, Forest Wander - license: we approach the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, I'm trying to look past the grief and focus on being thankful.  Grieving Erica will be difficult during the holidays.  The positive in my life is easy to lose focus on at times.  Being thankful for the blessings in my life may be the only thing that pulls me through the holidays.  Here are my three tips to stay positive during the holidays:

  • Find three positive things in your life that you are thankful for and stand in front of a mirror first thing in the morning and tell yourself three positive affirmations.  Repeat these affirmations at bedtime.
  • Avoid negative people and negative conversations.
  • Give yourself a break, don't commit to holiday functions that will add stress to your life.
While I have found no magic formula for staying positive, I do know that negativity is the quickest way to ruin your day, week, month, or year.  Being thankful for what we have and not focusing on what we don't, is easy to say but harder to practice.  I will take each day at a time, focusing on being thankful and being positive.

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