My Wednesday is off to a bit of a nerve-wracking start. First, we found a big red lump on Sullie’s belly last night when we were patting her. It seemingly appeared out of nowhere and after last year’s surgery, it has me on high alert. We have a great vet and they asked me to email a picture of it to see whether the doctor thinks she needs to come in immediately or if it’s okay to wait until tomorrow. (They’re totally booked for regular appointments today.) I’m anxiously waiting to hear back. 🙁
Also, I’m heading into the doctor this afternoon to get something checked out that’s been bothering me for a few months.
Send us both good thoughts.
Last night I taught an outdoor yoga event in Fort Mill. We’re partnering with Carolina Ale House in advance of our Y2 Yoga Fort Mill opening this fall to offer the community a $5 “Y2 & Brew” every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.
We had a great turnout for our first event and it was a gorgeous night for it. I really enjoyed leading the class.
I’m telling about this event because it was fun but mostly because I want to share the message that I read to my Fort Mill class last night with you. I came across it yesterday morning when one of my dear friend’s shared it from her morning devotion and it’s stuck with me ever since.
Say thank you, until you mean it.
Thank God, life, and the universe for everyone and everything sent your way.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. It can turn an existence into a real life, and disconnected situations into important and beneficial lessons. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Gratitude makes things right.
Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude’s power. We can start with who we are and what we have today, apply gratitude, then let it work its magic.
Say thank you, until you mean it. If you say it long enough, you will believe it.
I absolutely love, love, love the message to “say thank you until you mean it.” It’s so easy to set our default to looking for the worst in ourselves, other people and situations. It required constant practice and awareness to shift to a more positive mindset where we are able to find gratitude instead of lack.
I might be back with a post little later with a workout playlist and some running talk. If not, look for it on Thursday morning.
I hope you have a good day and can practice saying thank you as much as possible.