I get to choose what I devote my time to.
I get to choose how I feel.
I get to choose what I write about.
I get to choose what I give importance to.
It's surprising how often I choose to feel panicked, when I have peace just at my fingertips. Peace is available to all of us, all the time.
At the beginning of the year, I took a class that altered the way I wanted to view the world. The "One Thousand Gifts" author encouraged us all to not go through life like it's an emergency, but to slow down, count each moment for what it is, and be thankful.
This year has given plenty of opportunities for grumbling and complaining, but even more for thanksgiving.
As the new year takes over, I want to step up my "Thankful Game".
To turn over a new leaf, I must train my brain and eyes to think differently.
I will love, laugh, connect, play, and dream.
I will cry, think too hard, and give myself headaches.
But through it all, I will continue to choose energy, seek joy, and embrace the grace.
I hope you will, too.
Excited for the journey,