Focus on the silver lining.

img_3334-1Cool weather, oh how I have missed you!

Sleeping with my upstairs windows open is one of my favorite things ever. This morning,  I was able to enjoy a quiet morning and afternoon on my little patio enjoying my coffee, my dog #LittleCharles, and listening to some of my favorite tunes. I hope the days and weeks ahead continue to be nice like this.

Today, I am reflecting on that old quote again…

 Count your blessings, not your burdens

Do you take the time to just sit, silent the noise, and reflect on all the things that are going RIGHT in your life? Often, when we have alone time, we find ourselves worrying about bills, stressing over how to get all the chores done (I do have 4 piles of laundry that needs to be folded ha), thinking about work on our days off, and so on. And by thinking about all those things constantly, you find that you are adding more stress and anxiety to your life. But we are all human. It happens. In fact, it happens all the time.

But what about doing the opposite? This morning, I decided to make the conscious effort as I sat here and decided to reflect on all things going right.

The weather
My coffee
My music
A job that provides the means to have a home for my family and food on the table.
My friendships/relationships with some amazing people.

My beautiful little family I call my tribe.

In the past several weeks, I have unfortunately been really disappointed by someone I had expected more from. My mind, because I am human, went through all of the negative emotions. But I had to take a huge step back. I was just telling someone that I had to take situation and look for my silver lining.

And voila!

There it was! Staring right at me and I almost missed it because of what my focus was on.

We all need days like this. Where we can take some time to focus on the good things happening in our lives. To give our minds a break from the anxieties of our daily lives. To focus on ourselves. To appreciate the silver lining. To enjoy the cool breeze.

Fuel The Soul

Anna

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