The quote in my newsletter today, GTI Wednesday, has to do with doing something today that your future self will thank you for. Every day is a great day to show gratitude. It helps us be more in tune with
the happenings in our daily life. Here's what I'm grateful for today:
1. The seven years I've been in my school district is coming to a close today. I'm grateful for the time and experiences I've had.
2. I like that I get up each morning for some quiet time.
3. Enjoying a glass of water first think quenches my thirst.
4. Watching TV with my husband and enjoying our comedies is something we like doing together.
5. I finally bought one of the novels by an author I've been following on Instagram.
6. I'm thankful for the soaking rain we got yesterday. The ground needed it.
7. Hearing the birds chirping outside so early in the morning is a beautiful sound.
8. I like my comfy bed because it allows me a good night's sleep.
9. We met with our realtor in the next step to finalizing the sale of our home.
10. I made sure I wrote in my journal last night to get back on track with it.
Remember the scene in the TV show, Boy Meets World, where the older brother smacks the younger brother in the forehead as he says, "Life's tough. Get a helmet."
Someone needs to do this to me.
I’m definitely in a funk right now, and I know the root cause is that we haven’t sold our home yet. Although it has only been a little over a month, we’ve had nearly 30 showings and no offers. You can read about our latest developments here.
I’m starting to feel a little paranoid.
And, it is seeping into other areas of my life.
Seeping isn’t the right word.
More like an avalanche.
And I can’t seem to get out of my own way.
Have you ever felt like that? You know you have so much going for you, and there is no reason for you to have a pity party, and yet you do.
I’m a firm believer in karma. What you put out into the universe is what comes back to you.
Right now I’m putting a whole lot of negativity out there, and that’s precisely what is coming back to smack me in the face.
Flipping the switch.
A change in mindset is simply making the decision to stop the pity party. As much as it might be grabbing attention by being all “woe is me,” it’s not getting me anywhere.
No progress is happening.
If it’s not doing any good, then why continue doing it?
It’s like following the same steps over and over again, yet expecting a different result.
It’s just not going to happen.
So, I made the choice to put positive out in the universe. Before our house showing last night, I cleaned off the patio and put the cushions on our outdoor furniture. I swept the sidewalks. I made a batch of cookies to give the house an even more homey smell. Inviting.
I don’t know whether it will result in an offer, but either way, I’m good.
I feel a whole lot better about my mindset moving forward.
In the big picture, that’s what counts.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.