As I sit in my backyard enjoying the breeze today, I am thinking about all the things in my life that I am grateful for.
Today I am grateful to have a backyard. This space that I have created where all things are good and calm. A space where I can sit quietly and reflect, work stress free, and entertain friends and family.
I am grateful to have good friends and family. Yesterday was my Annual Gathering to celebrate the Fourth of July. It is a small gathering but a celebration just the same. Spending time with those who are important in my life and seeing them enjoy eachothers company is such a rewarding experience. Being able to spend time with my Dad always makes this gathering special and this year it was extra special to me to have this time. This year I had a surprise visit from Miss Delores, my dearest friends Mom. It was such a joy to sit and spend time with this beautiful lady.
I am grateful for my good health which allows me to enjoy all the good things this life has to offer. Having the ability to sit here and write, to work in the garden, to be social and active are things that make my world so beautiful and inspire me to share these thoughts with you. I have faith, that by sharing, it will inspire someone to take a look at all the beauty there is in thier life and be grateful to have it.
Each day we are given the opportunity to make our life a happy one if we choose to do so. Take that opportunity and make your life the beautiful place you want it to be. Have faith in yourself and those you surround yourself with. Most important: ALWAYS Believe in the Power of Positive!
Have a beautiful day ~Pamela
Have you ever noticed someone smiling and wondered why? Was it a thought or memory, or maybe a familiar scent? Could it be that they are just happy with life at that very moment?
Take a moment and jot down three things that make you smile. They can be simple, silly or complex but think of three things and write them down. Fold that piece of paper up and tuck it in your wallet.
Three things that make me smile are:
1. Seeing my Gram’s face light up when I walk through the door.
2. The sunshine on my face.
3. Receiving a random message from a friend just because they were thinking of me.
We all have things and people in our life that make us smile. Seeking these things out can make us happier AND healthier. Smiling forces the negative out and makes room for positive. By relaxing the mind and body, smiling can help boost the immune system. Smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin which all make us feel good.
That piece of paper that you folded and put in your wallet…when you are having a difficult day take out that piece of paper and give yourself a smile.
The most important thing about smiles: They are good contagious and should be shared with the world often. Have a beautiful day and SMILE!!
I saw this today and thought what a great idea. Fill a jar with good things that happen during the year and on New Years Eve open the jar and read all the good that happened throughout the year. What a great way to start a new year, filled with all the positive thoughts of the previous year. How often do you reflect on the bad or negative from the previous year and hope for a better year to come? Why not try reflecting on what a great year it was and look forward to all the good you will see in the coming year? It’s not to late to start filling a Happy Jar…
Have a beautiful day! ~Pamela