"Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses."
To follow on from how I ended 2013, I realise I am in a slump. A major slump. The new year hasn't started with new found energy or the amazing feeling of starting fresh. I still feel tired, grumpy, overwhelmed and have been using my non-inside voice quite a lot lately.
The worst part? We have been on holidays for two full weeks, I mean I can't even soak up being free. I have spent the majority of this time moping around. Which is RIDICULOUS. I keep hearing people using the term 'first world problem' and my word, this is it.
We have an abundance of everything our hearts desire in my home. We are never hungry, cold, subjected to violence, we have books to read, a roof over our head, health & medicine when needed.
Instead of seeing these amazing spoils, I see a closet filled with clothing and nothing to wear. A fridge of food and nothing to eat. Piper is mimicking this behaviour with a room filled with toys and constantly wandering around bored. Somewhere I fear, I have lost my way.
I started to make a resolution list in December. Filled with all the goals I wanted to reach. But a shift has come, I need to focus on basic things first. Reading this post (I URGE you to) I realise that before I can set a goal I need to shift my mind. To be grateful. To give more love.
So this year, I will believe that I can do anything. I am capable to make the changes I want. I control my destiny. I choose to be happy. To find a way. To manifest my dreams. To be thankful for the details of my life.
It is scientifically proven that by recognising the abundance of gifts every day brings we can be happier. Stress less. Live longer.
I will be adding a weekly post on being grateful. This is nothing new. But it is my space and time to do it. It will be simple but help me remember those little moments I overlook and take for granted. Please join me.