Thinking about hugs and gratitude

You know how sometimes work is a drag, there's too much laundry piling up (clean but unfolded - seems to be my style; love to throw a load in, just can't seem to finish it), and there's no vacation in sight?  I've been dwelling on those things lately and it has made me grumpy.  Not over the top grumpy, but just a low level of general dissatisfaction grumpy.  What we FOCUS on becomes our REALITY.  Truth.  

I realized that all of the rituals I rely so heavily upon to keep me sane and focused and balanced - like journalling what I'm grateful for, looking around at all the beauty and goodness in my life, breathing deeply, yoga- had fallen by the wayside.  The result - I had become focused upon the weeds and not the flowers.  All it takes to get out of that kind of thinking is a simple mental shift; a shift toward beauty and goodness and love and kindness.  I have a lot of love in my life; I have a family of really great huggers - I am grateful for those little and big arms that wrap around me and fill me with peace.  What are you grateful for today?  If you're in a funk, just a tiny mental shift can lighten your load.  


“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

Maya Angelou