I came across this saying by Amy Weatherly:
“Some people could be given an entire field of roses and only see the thorns in it. Others could be given a single weed and only see the wildflower in it. Perception is a key component to gratitude. And gratitude is a key component to joy.”
– Amy Weatherly
We all have days when we wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Feeling prickly, it might be harder for us to see the things in our day that make us smile and easier to stay locked in misery, building on the bad mood that found us somewhere along the way.
This is where some focus and perception can come into play as we recognize that perhaps we have some say in the direction of our mind sight. Purposefully and consciously deciding to look for the blessings in our day will allow us to feel thankful, which in turn creates a greater sense of contentedness. We always feel whole when in a grateful state.
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