I am grateful for many things, 6 in the last couple days of not blogging, to be specific. I am grateful for patience, I am grateful for the ability to work on controlling my thoughts. I am grateful for quality time with family. I have been praising people that I have been with. I have been meditating for at least 5 minutes a day, I have been doing 15 min of cardio a day. Friday I added 3 positive affirmations for myself per day. I added not responding until after counting to 10 to my daily happiness challenge. I, personally have a hard time not responding immediately at times without thinking things through and I think this would really help my self control and make me happier. I have had a few songs in the last few mornings, Kid Rock, Pearl Jam and today, “this is my fight song”. Today I HOPE for fun and relaxation. I am propelled to joy and calm. I am taking advantage of time with my kids and Michael. We are finding wonder in the little things all around us and appreciating life. I have a new understanding of my ability to deny the negative thoughts and accept only the good stuff. I intend to focus on the positive and watch it expand. I will walk over the coals of frustration without getting burned.

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker
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