Start as Soon as You Wake Up

Gratitude is the place to start. Take nothing for granted. Feel good!





So often little changes can make a big difference.  We all want to feel good during the day, so  why not start as soon as you wake up?   Tomorrow morning when you throw your legs over the side of the bed and  stand up, pay attention to what you are thinking.  Your thought could be, “Thank God I can get  out of bed by myself.” Notice how saying that to yourself makes you feel  good;  gratitude for that simple mundane  activity.  I bet you know people who are  not able to get out of bed by themselves and wish they could.  That person could be you one day.  Feel good by appreciating the ability to get  out of bed by yourself.

Tomorrow also, notice what you are thinking as you walk  down to the bathroom.  I always get a  laugh when I ask this question to my audiences.

Your thought could be, “Thank God I have indoor  plumbing.”  I’ll bet that there are more  people in this world who don’t have indoor plumbing than do.  When is the only time you think about y our  indoor plumbing?  That’s right…when it  doesn’t work.  Appreciate your indoor  plumbing every morning.

One evening in response to the question about your  thoughts on the way to the bathroom, a woman raised her hand and offered,  “Thank God MY plumbing works.” How often do you take for granted the miracle of  your body?

Start your day off right.   Be grateful and feel good.

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Jeri Usbay May 12, 2012 at 02:42 PM
This is so true! Your thoughts drive your emotions. Too often we focus on what we don't have which stirs up so many negative feelings. When you focus on everything you have and how fortunate you are to have it, it does make you feel good!


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