So, I’ve realized these last few months that my focus has really started to circle around a lot of the negative aspects in my life as opposed to the positive. I realize this is happening because I’m not completely happy with the place I am in personally, so, as human nature would have it (or maybe its the Aries slash perfectionist in me), my mind constantly goes to the things that may be WRONG as opposed to RIGHT in my life. It look a little somebody by the name of Oprah Winfrey to help me realize this. I know, I know. So cliche. OPRAH. Whose life hasn’t she affected at some point or the other, right? No, but for real…
Anyone remember the gratitude books she coined 15 years ago on her show? You were supposed to keep a daily journal on the little things in your day to day that you were thankful for. Back in 1997, that sort of thing seemed like a waste of time to me. I was a freshman in High School. I didn’t see the “bigger picture” (or cared to), then. I guess it takes a little more life experience to understand the magnitude of something like the bigger picture. I get it now.
So, here I am. Blogging about it. Granted, Tumblr probably wasn’t the type of journal Oprah had in mind, but I think that its the perfect outlet for this sort of project. I DO have a lot that I am thankful for daily, despite the bigger picture. The bigger picture is not what keeps us going day to day. It’s the little things. The compliment on my outfit this morning. The sweet kisses from my pup. The laughs my Mom and I shared on the phone last night. I get it.
So, that being said, I’m going to start documenting these daily bits of gratitude here. Hopefully you all don’t mind. Maybe it will help some of you recognize that this life really is pretty great after all.
So, cheers to the attitude of gratitude. Thanks, Oprah!