Today, I brought my mom to the hospital and I was not stressed out about work. I gave her my undivided attention and even brought her for lunch since I knew she was hungry. I let go,let God, and everything fell into place when I went back to work in the afternoon. Felt good not stressing. But I had to consciously make that choice.
Reading one of our members' blogs the other day, I was struck by how one or two flubs too easily color our entire day. We get so focused on the negative, we cannot see any positive. It is seldom true that we do nothing right in a day, but if the devil can make us feel that, then he can discourage and even stop our efforts.
As I have thought on this malady, I realized that a huge part of the mindfulness journey for me is to change my way of thinking and focus. I believe that the more we train our minds and hearts to recognize the good we do, the less likely we are to fall to discouragement and beating ourselves up.
Thus our focus for this month:
Each day take time to come here and share what was accomplished, in your mindfulness journey, in your healthy lifestyle development, or in life in general. Practice seeing the good and find the joy in that.
It is my hope that as we practice focusing on the good we accomplish, that the joy we experience will encourage us to make better choices in the areas in which we too often struggle and fall.
There you have it. This month of November we focus on the good things.
Edited by: D-ABBY at: 11/1/2012 (11:51)
May we run in such a way that we may win. Think strong. Be strong. Finish strong. (1 Cor. 9:24).
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