Category Archives: Gratitutde

Self Image

The first thing I want to say here is that the  image above cut off the name J.K. Rowling.

I like to give credit where credit is due and I think J. K. said the perfect thing  here.

Most of us have an issue with our bodies.  There are a lot of theories about where we get these issues.  There are those who blame           their parents, their siblings, the kids at school and the advertising industry.

Truth be told the problem has been around as long as people have been on the earth.  How do I know this…I don’t for sure, but if we humans haven’t had issues with it, we wouldn’t have the fashions that we have had through out history or the stories about vanity.

Let’s face it, humans are vain creatures.

This causes a problem.  Low and High Self Esteem. We focus so much on what we think are our problem areas and this causes a depression that often results in projecting that self loathing on to others.  The ones that criticize others are usually the ones with the lowest self esteem.

On the low side, we feel we never measure up.  We are too fat, too thin, to tall, to short…the list goes on and on.

On the high side, we feel that we are the best or brightest and no one can compare.

To be one or the other, brings nothing but misery and conflict in our daily lives.

We need to be somewhere in the middle.

We can not be happy if we are not content and happy with who we are.  We are not what we look like.  We are how we behave, how we treat others and how we expect others to treat us. We have to find the middle ground so that neither the low or the high self esteem rules our lives. We can not be happy until we find the middle ground.

Today when you look in the mirror, I want you to see inside that face that looks back.  Do you see someone who thinks about the needs of others?  Do you see someone who smiles at the people you meet in your day and show to the world a positive attitude?  Do you complain about all that is going on in your day or do you find something to treasure?

Make today a new start.  Change your focus.  Decide to be happy with who you are and show the world a nicer, kinder person.  If you already try to be that nicer person to the world….                                            be kinder to yourself.

Remember, what you look like doesn’t matter, how you treat yourself and the world….does.

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▶ The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude – YouTube

default▶ The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude – YouTube.

I was sent this short video clip and took a moment to click on it and see what it was all about.  I am so glad I did.

I have always known that showing Gratitude can change your day, your attitude and even you life for the better.  It is like it hits some switch in the universe that says, I am ready for something better.

My mom used to tell me ” You better change your attitude quick or you are going to be in worse trouble”….ok she didn’t….I said that to my kids :o)

But it is true.  When we are unhappy nobody wants to be around us.  We don’t like the world and everything that can go wrong, does goes wrong.

But when we have good attitude, things in our life just seem a little brighter and go a little better.

I have a saying that I love, and used to have written down on piece of paper, that I kept on the wall above my desk.  It says:


If your attitude is good, your day and your achievements will be at the top!  If your attitude is bad, you will be down in the dumps and nothing goes right….I mean nothing.

If you are already in the dumps, how do you make your day better?  It isn’t always easy to find a way to be happy.  Here is a great way to start.

Find things to be grateful for and express that gratitude.  Say “Thank You” to the person that holds a door open for you, serves you your food, gave you life, gave you a job……whatever.

Everyday write down at least 3 things that you can be grateful for.

There is a principal that states whatever you focus on, expands

This means whatever you think about all the time becomes most important in your life.  You make it your life.

Lets begin to make  your focus HAPPINESS.  Watch the video for some advice, and from this moment on, show gratitude in all things and at all times.

Happiness will be your reward.

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