Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. ~ Kak Sri
I love that quote and it is so fitting for the way things have gone in my life lately. I just want to ALWAYS choose the paint brush rather than the pity pot! Are you with me?
The way I like to start my day is with a gratitude list. This usually takes place in my head, during my morning shower or morning workout. I try to remember how happy I am to be in my house, under a warm water shower, thinking about my wonderful group of girlfriends, my fantastically talented and outrageously smart family, knowing that I have a wide array of clothes and shoes to choose from to adorn my body, a nice cup of coffee waiting for me, a job that I love, in a city that I love, and to be alive during this amazing time in our history. Ahhhhhhhh….life IS SO GOOD!
Sometimes I like to listen to “Grateful” by Mark Hayes from his album “All Is Well”, as I am getting myself ready for the day. Music makes me happy. It inspires me, calms me, fills my head when it needs to shift from the squirrel cage that happens up there sometimes. Music can carry me away.
The idea of painting a lovely picture from the place of adversity really resonates with me. It’s all about my attitude. Create an attitude of gratitude – you hear it ALL the time. I can take ANY situation and find some blessing in it, especially if I can wait long enough for it to be revealed to me. In the meantime, I sit in the knowing that everything happens just as it’s supposed to, all in the right and perfect time. If I could just remember that every day, my life would truly ROCK!
I think about the clients that come and go. When they go, you think it’s the worst thing that could happen. But after awhile it becomes obvious that it was really time for them to move on, and in fact, another door with an even better client has been able to come forth. It’s TRUE! It happens again and again ~ all I need do is recognize it!
I’ve never been a painter but this week I’ll be painting in my mind ~ in my shower ~ as I think of my blessings. I’ll be painting the lovely painting of gratitude. How about you?