Monday, January 16, 2017
Why bother entertaining bad thoughts? You are generally powerless to change the situation about which you are so glum. We approach insanity when we keep revisiting these same thoughts with the idea that something will change. Why not choose thoughts that inspire good feelings, such as peacefulness? To get the day started in a positive, sane direction, why not begin, as soon as you awake, with thoughts of gratitude. We are often surprised at how many things might fit on this list. One or two would be a start. I begin with being alive, a roof over my head, and the opportunity to be of some use in my day. Even if my night's sleep was fitful and yucky, it is over and I cannot change it. I don't dwell on what is done and beyond my control. Gratitude can be a New Year Resolution.