Choosing our thoughts starts with awareness that we have the ability to do so.
I've decided to share a series of posts that demonstrates this, with the intention that practice makes perfect.
CIRCUMSTANCE: Snow. (It snowed last night in New Jersey.)
MY THOUGHT OPTIONS:
I hate snow.
What a freaking hassle.
It looks beautiful.
I love snow.
I hate the cold.
I'm glad it's Sunday.
My husband and dog love the snow.
Snow brings all the neighbors out.
Our snow blower is amazing.
Great day for a fire (in the fireplace)!
It's so messy.
I hate being cold.
I can stay inside and get a lot of things done.
If I choose a negative thought, you can guess how I'll feel and move through the world.
I can't necessarily get behind, "I love snow," because it isn't true for me.
But, I can choose, "My husband and dog love the snow," and this thought makes me feel happy.
Find a circumstance and try it out. List all your thoughts and then consciously choose one that ultimately makes you feel good.
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Choose well, my friends! :)