Gratitude is the New Sexy
Monday, March 11, 2013
This morning I ran across this pinterest board http:/pinterest.com/kath
Just the one pin so far & I don't know the pinner so who knows if she'll follow up with the whole 21-day plan/challenge/whatever. But gratitude is something I've been practicing more since my daughter was home at Christmas.... I know she's a new mother & postpartum, but she whined. A LOT. We all noticed it and, sheesh, I thought, did she learn that from ME?
The Hubs had been very sensitive; quick to go on the offense if I started being critical (ME?) So I've been quietly trying to be more positive. Not fake, but making the effort to show appreciation now and then. You know what? The mood between us completely lightened up. I go sit with him on the sofa instead of my comfy chair with my laptop and we even hold hands a bit. We're smiling more & cracking jokes.
I'm not stopping there.... I'm trying to be positive toward myself too. I've always tended to be self-deprecating. I feel I need to accept that I have physical, mental and temporal limitations (like everybody) and that I cannot accomplish everything I'd like to. Instead of looking at those things as handicaps, I'm choosing to be grateful that I am still able to do the things I enjoy.
So, you may ask, what does all this have to do about being sexy? To me, sexy isn't really about sex. It's about that subtle vibe you get from someone that makes you want to know them better, it's a positive energy that makes you happy when they walk in the door, it's the emotional intimacy that comes with a smile, a joke, a shared experience.
My exercise in gratitude has lightened my heart, put a twinkle in my eye and made me feel years younger. Pretty sexy, huh?