Posted by: babbo | October 2, 2009

Being Grateful, Even When You’re Down

Picture 6Sometimes the struggles of the day weigh me down.

From the time I leave the house until the time I get home I feel so isolated. My goals, so clearly defined, seem so far away from accomplishment — leaving me feeling like they may never manifest.

It’s important to remember that these are just feelings. Whether it is truth or not is up to me.

So it’s time to remind myself what I’m grateful for — to shift my focus off what I don’t have, to what I have been blessed with.

I am grateful for:
– My two healthy boys, Max & Joss, who love me even though I’m not perfect
– My beautiful wife, Kara, who believes in me even when I perceive things as hopeless
– Having a job to support my family
– My family in NY, including the handful of friends that have become brothers & sisters
– My home
– Grandma Frances
– Paul Chang
– The CD player in my car, which allows my 1.5 hour daily commute to be enlightening
– Bagels and Dunkin’ Donuts French vanilla coffee
– My boss
– The ability to run 3-miles and feel good (mentally and physically)
– Hope. For without it there would be no chance for improvement
– The gift that the Universe has given me to write and express myself
– My wife’s Italian wedding soup
– My cat
– My Moleskin notebook
– Ghostbusters (the original)
Zig Ziglar
– The Sedona Method
– Slim-cut shirts and jeans
– My blog
– My laptop
– Honets Tea
– Depeche Mode

What are you grateful for? Do you let the important people in your life know how you feel?

I’ll never forget something Muhammad Ali once said, “what you are thinking about, you are becoming.” I’m doing my best to let go of my negative feelings. The more I think negative, the more it will creep into my reality.

Screw that! I’m thinking positive.

And remember, you are not alone…

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Responses

  1. Giving thanks on a non-Thanksgiving-Day-day? Now that’s insane!

    Good luck.

    Whatever happened to Rick Moranis?

    Oh, I was curious so I went to Wikipedia. Now that’s interesting: “I’m a single parent and I just found that it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making movies.”

  2. I like your blurb about turning into what you think and staying positive. Thank-you. I am having a bad day and this may help. 😉 stacysolberg.wordpress.com

  3. Great posts, so many people seem to only focus on the negative things in life. Or you find others who constantly want more and more.

    Sometimes you just need to stop, take a look around, and appreciate what you have!


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