particularly when unexpected things occur
those things that are beyond our control...
I remind myself that "control is an illusion"...
the only things in life that one can control
are the reactions to the events themselves.
I need to dig deeper to cultivate and embrace the beauty that surrounds,
which in turn,
which improves my outlook and ultimately is a mood changer.
Consciously choosing to focus on kindness, love, empathy, compassion
are the attitudes that I opt for when things go sideways.
I tend to focus on these things...
First and foremost....embracing the attitude of gratitude
followed by, but not necessarily in order...
working in the garden
reading an inspiring book
chatting with a good friend
painting or a similar creative pursuit
going for a walk along the seafront
taking tea...using a lovely bone china teacup and loose tea
cooking a new recipe
soaking in the tub in some scented bath salts
watching a classic "chick flick"
tidying up an area of our home
tidying up a drawer or closet
doing something for someone who needs help
writing ( a blog post) or writing in a journal
cooking a pot of soup
browsing in a book shop
donating to charity
There are many positive nurturing habits to cultivate...
what are your favourites?
"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do,
something to love, and something to hope for. "
~ Joseph Addison ~
Summertime BBQ's with best friends and family
sharing a simple meal
fresh produce and food of the season
sipping a crisp cool glass of Rose
dining outdoors in the hot sunshine
listening to the laughter
the children playing in the garden
filling up my heart
Hope that your week is full of bright moments.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~