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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I've been really trying to use the techniques I've been learning to improve my life. Like, I have a "gratitude rock" I've been carrying around in my pocket. Every morning, when I put it in my pocket, I think about the things I'm grateful for. When I empty my pockets at bedtime, there it is again. And, every time I put my hands in my pocket, it's there reminding me and I go through that mental list of gratefulness...

It's interesting how we seem to sabotage ourselves... when things are going very well, it seems like our subconscious mind gets in there and tells us it's too good to be true so it has to do something to fix that...

I've been working on packing things for the upcoming move, so I've been cleaning--I refuse to pack anything that's dirty! LOL

While I've been doing that the last few days, every time I turn around (pretty literally it seems LOL) I'm spilling something. There was a container of hot water sitting on the counter day before yesterday, and I turned around and caught it with my elbow. The dish went flying (thankfully, not breakable!) and the water went down my leg and all over the floor. Yesterday, I was cleaning the cat litter, and when I was transfering the clumps to the garbage can, the side of the container collapsed and I had dirty litter all over my floor. This morning, I set a glass of water on the counter and reached for my medications--and I am still not sure how the glass fell over, but there's water all over my kitchen counter and floor...

Hm. I think something is trying to tell me something! LOL

I'm having a chat with my unconsious mind this morning, putting in an order for a perfect day. I believe the things we tell ourselves make a difference, so I'm going to see if I can put a positive spin on these events.

I'm grateful I was wearing a pair of old jeans that were too big for me-- also something to be grateful for! LOL-- When the water went down my leg, I got the hot water off my skin just by pulling the fabric away from my leg. I stripped them off a minute later, and the skin got a little pink but it didn't burn...

The litter was messy to clean up, but I had to clean the floor anyway--and I found the key that went missing last week...

The glass didn't break, and my counter is now mopped up--and free of crumbs too! LOL

Just changing the way I've been looking at things... It's already a better day, I feel like laughing and I can feel the energy picking up. I think I'll put on some inspirational music, and make my grocery list-- it's shopping day! HURRAY! LOL

I think this technique may be helpful with the whole weight-loss health-gain thing too... looking at how far I've come and how much improvement I've made rather than wishing things were farther along and kicking myself for not getting it done faster, and keeping my eye on the end results and finding inspiration and opportunities in the things that happen along the way...

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    I love your attitude and the gratitude stone idea!.
    I have practiced using gratitude in the past and it always lifts me up.
    I have not been remembering to utilize this much lately.
    Thanks for the reminder!

    4016 days ago
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    4018 days ago
    keep that positive attitude going! emoticon
    4019 days ago
    Great way to look at the bright side of things. Good luck on your journey!
    4019 days ago
    I was chuckling reading this blog as that is all I'm good for any more is falling, tripping, stumbling, bumping, spilling, dropping, breaking, making another mess I have to clean up!
    I like your turning the negatives around though!
    I'm going to find me a pocket full of stones. I will call one Grace & another Poise! tee hee!
    Have a great end of week & weekend.
    4019 days ago
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    So true! Really enjoyed reading this!
    4034 days ago
    Oh I lol'ed at your post! What a great way to look at the bright side of things. I need to try that sometime. Haha!
    4035 days ago
    yep it's always something for sure
    love and hugs my friend
    the lady mary
    4035 days ago
    that is good advise. I need to look at the good side of things too. Thank you for posting this. i am glad I read it. My day will be now trying to find good in everything. I may get a rock to remind me too.
    Keep up the good work. emoticon
    4035 days ago
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