“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”
OK. This post is going to annoy some people. So if you’re not in a mood to be annoyed you can stop reading right now. And as the Sweet Potato Queen is apt to say, “Ask me how much I care.” (Did she take her meds this morning?)
I have been on this gratitude program/kick lately and it’s improved my life and made me crabby. I have a CD of woo woo music in my car and play it whenever I go anyplace, but only if I’m alone in the car. And as I travel and narrowly miss potholes, I say the phrase, “I am so happy and grateful for…” This is a fill in the blank.
Sometimes I’m grateful for trees or for painted lines on the road or for birds or for polite drivers or anything else I might see on my way. The aim of this practice is to keep my mind in an attitude of gratitude. When I say thank you, especially to the Universe/Higher Power/Ultimate Life Force or whatever you want to call it, this Power is so happy (my interpretation) that it sends more good stuff/blessings.
You can tell the grateful person in this picture!
My changed life and changed attitude (I wasn’t always this lovable) has some people curious. A few people have asked me what’s going on and do I think my doctor would write a prescription for them.
This is the crabby part – Anyway, one such person was talking about trying to be grateful for people in his life but describing all the reasons some people were beyond bonding with, which forces me to end this sentence with a preposition unless I add this phrase. He was focusing on excuses not to do instead of looking for reasons to do. Breath, Prince Charming!
So I have absolutely no clue where I was going with this, except that I’m happy and grateful for the ability to vent on a blog instead of annoying my husband with my random thoughts. I’m sure my husband is happy and grateful for that. He’s a sweetie!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.