The words and mentality of “being negative” are used too much. To feel sorry for ourselves, to think poorly of our “situation”. To play the blame game with others. Looking for the “wrongs” in the world (not the rights) and in general setting us up for a long term negative outlook on our tomorrows. But this is today … so …
Number One – Look out your personal window (view of life) and make a list of everything you currently do have. Start with essentials like a roof over your head, food and clothing, modern plumbing. (the things many of those who do have – take for granted – and just to remind you, those who go without are most of the humans on the planet)!
Number Two – What “Do” you like about you. Anything that comes to mind. Your friendly personality. Your love of animals. The way you can solve puzzles. Your love of reading, or gardening, anything (at all) about who you are and what you do, that you like – about yourself. Don’t go negative here.
Number Three – What you like (love) that is most likely within your view, nearby. Be inclusive. Nature, life, trees, plants (flowers) Water, mountains, people, kids, old folks, food. Make this list as long as you want.
Number Four – Now write, but only about the things you’ve listed! From the heart! You are not allowed to think any negative thoughts, like what’s wrong with you, what you don’t have, what you can’t do, what you don’t like (we tend to do that all day) this exercise is to remind and balance our minds!
Number Five – Be grateful!
Life is Simple
Have a good day today,
27 thoughts on “A Positive Way to balance your life!”
A wonderful exercise for each of us. I am particularly feeling the need for this given the last few days. Thanks! 🙂
I’m open to an email LuAnn, if you have any desire to share further, dearest one! xx
Thank you my dear friend.
We really forget that we have so many things to be happy, to be grateful. Thanks for reminding. Excellent post.
Thank you Indira, so very kindly for your lovely words. It is true, and I agree with you, far to easy to forget and take precious things for granted. 🙂
I love this beautiful exercise Penny. Peace to you and happy week! xo
Thanks, and hoping your week ahead is prosperous and creative, Debby (and fun)! 🙂
Thanks Penny. If you call revisions and edits creative, then I’m sure it will be. 🙂 Fun? Not so much. 🙂
Wow thanks for the reminder. ..it’s? Amazing what all comes to light. .
Hi Lisa, It is amazing isn’t it? We are so blessed in so many little ways. I hope you have an excellent weekend, dear friend.
Thank you, Penny. Those simple pointers were exactly what I needed to read today.
Hi Sarah, thank you. Funny isn’t it that we have to remind ourselves of the simple things. Have a wonderful weekend. xx
🙂 wonderful post , Penny 🙂
Hi, thank you. Have an excellent weekend. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do (which leaves you lots of leeway,lol).:)
I’ll have to think about the kind of options that gives me, Penny. 🙂
Lovely post and I do like it simple! Be grateful is the best! Much love Penny and a wonderful weekend for you!
Hi Ute, much love to you, also dear friend. Yes you are correct. Hoping you have an excellent weekend, filled with every good thing (and lots of relaxation).
You always know what’s up fave neighb!
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Hi RoSy. Not really but I do try. Have a most excellent weekend, not too hectic and lots of fun! 🙂 xo
You made it better Penny with your embracing words and your delightful message…hugs my sister!
My brother, your hugs warm my heart, Wendell. Your compliments humbly received and appreciated (as always). xx
Excellent post Penny and a great way to look at what is good. Sometimes we forget the things we take for granted that so many others don’t have. I am grateful for so much. Good friends being one of them. Thank you for falling into that category Penny.
Absolutely, and totally Alastair, it is with great affection I look upon our friendship. A nice warm feeling for myself and family members, dear friend! 🙂 xo
Hope you all have a great weekend Penny
I love cute stuffs especially pets 😀
I agree with you Yoshiko, comletely! 🙂