This is an old article, but still one of my favorites. I have it saved in my bookmarks and read it often as a pep talk to myself. It’s sort of my silver lining through all the changes.
We often tell ourselves, “I’ll be happy when….” (I have a new car, new job, get married etc) or “I’ll feel better about myself when….” (I lose weight, earn more money, have a committed relationship etc). Sure the motivation is great, but what about now? What about enjoying what life presents to you, right now? It’s easy to question how or why things happen to us, but just as the article emphasizes “because we are alive, everything is possible.” Easier said than inculcated of course, but still….try to choose to appreciate what life presents instead of being angry or upset about what could be happening.
Difficult as our situation may be right now, these 8 mantras have helped tremendously. I’ve learned not to question, but instead to appreciate how much we have each other (physically and “in spirit”); to put aside the “play it cool ego” and wholeheartedly offer and accept help; and most of all, to practice gratitude because it makes us have enough. Try it, live it, enjoy it.
I hope this article helps you just as much as it helped me. Consider paying it forward too 🙂