Two of the biggest villains we’ll ever have in life are the Calendars and Clocks that constantly pull at us to notice them. The problem with that is that they force us to choose noticing them or noticing life! It’s fine to make plans and to know the time […]
“Dial up my appreciation?”
Especially this time of the year everyone is telling us we need to appreciate this or we need to appreciate that. Well, truth be told, we probably do need to appreciate more, but our appreciation isn’t something that we can just turn on or off or dial up on command.
“Wait, I thought you started this blog by saying that we needed to “Dial up our Appreciation?” I did, so take a breath and read on…
Too often we forget that it feels good to feel good! Man, does that sound like a stupid thing to say…or is it?
It seems whenever something goes wrong in our life, we completely throw ourselves into the feelings of anger, sadness, frustrations, etc. We carry these feelings with us long after the problem has passed. We remember them and hold them as we move forward. We tell others about the problem and time after time after time, recount and replay it!
Yet, when the good things happen in life, we smile about them, laugh, enjoy them at the time. Then we move on. There is no long-term throwing ourselves into the feelings of gratitude or thankfulness or joy.