The last two weeks have been nutty for me. From me nursing the flu to training new staff, and as a result, I am not in the holiday spirit. Instead, I have been angry, doubtful, and a chronic complainer. I adore the holidays—it is my favorite time of the year. I am always excited and expectant of all the Magic that will happen in December. However, this year is different; I just could not shake how I felt. I kept thinking about Gratitude however I could not find it.
As I lay in my bed feeling sorry for myself and thinking about all the things that were not going my way. It happened “that moment” something suddenly dawned on me. Not so long ago, my business was suffering significantly because I did not have the correct support staff. And then the flu forced me to stay in bed and rest. I do not think I had rested all year, and at that moment, I stopped and said, “Thank You,” and I honestly meant it. There is so much power in Gratitude
What a relief I felt from saying those two little words. With the rest I got, I feel refreshed and re-energized to take on the world. And with my two new addition to my support team, I believe I have set myself up for a successful 2015. And that was pretty awesome. So if you feel like I was, stop and take a deep breath. Take a moment and think of all the good things in your life at this very moment. You can start by being thankful for simply waking up this morning. Being grateful is the beginning of many, many blessings.
December is still the most Magical month to me, but now it is become a month to practice gratitude for everything in my life: the good, the bad, and the indifferent.
Be grateful and expect magical things to happen.