OK. So I haven’t blogged in a LONG time… I have been super busy and neglecting the things I love to do. I ask that you forgive me for being absent for so long.
The other day I was struck with an idea. Something that started as a spark and grew from there. I feel like it is worth sharing and hopefully it will catch on and make a bigger difference then just in my personal little corner of the world we share.
We’ve all made those bold statements on December 31st that we are going to do something better in the coming year. Whether it is joining a gym or going to one more often; eating better; quitting a vice you’ve had for a while… Ultimately a goal that is meant to better your own self.
It’s noble and bold and if you can find the wherewithal to follow through and stick to it, then I applaud you.
I’ve done it myself. I have made bold promises to myself only to slowly fall back into my old ways.
So I have been thinking recently and I have a bit of a challenge that I am going to try, instead of a resolution. Something that I will have to work on daily, if not several times throughout the day. Instead of taking the radical step to change something overall in one bold move, I want to make small attempts to better myself and therefore those around me.
I am challenging myself to not complain about anything. I mean even a small complaint about something super trivial that in the end affects nothing. Like I said, it is going to take work on a daily basis to remind myself not to complain about that thing that is irking me.
In this day and age where social media makes us all feel a slightly inflated sense of self. When our words can so easily reach so many more people that our physical voice. We often use that outlet to vent or complain or call people out. To fight a battle that at that moment seems so important. I am 100% guilty of these actions. But wouldn’t it be better to use this tool to spread something to better the world? Instead of adding to the already overwhelming noise and chaos around us.
The purpose of my challenge is to not add to the noise that so many others are also putting out there. To not stack more negativity on top of so many other people’s negativity. In doing so I am hoping that I can re-train my thought process. At the precise time when I would normally say something crappy about my morning or someone’s bad driving or being tired. If I halt the negative thought from escaping, I can re-train myself to think about something positive. Let go of the temporary aggravation those thoughts would bring on and maybe make myself and my life that much less grumpy.
Now, I am not saying my life is bad in any way, shape, of form. On the contrary, I find a lot of happiness in my simple life with my husband, puppy and little fish family. But I am still guilty of letting the little things it is “normal” to grunt about take up more time than they deserve.
If I am focusing more on the positive, I believe it will make my life that much happier. If I am happier, those around me will in turn be happier as well. Positivity breeds positivity.
I think we could all use a little more love and happiness in our lives and a lot less or the divide that is currently all around us.
So, just to wrap it all up for you, the challenge is to replace those complaints with something more positive. Add goodness to the world, instead. A stop, drop and roll for the negativity burning to get out.
You want to complain. It’s human nature. Instead of doing it:
DROP it; and
Start Today and continue it tomorrow, next week, next month, next year; and so on.
I believe I can do it. I believe you can too! Join my challenge!
Make yourself and the world around you a better, happier and more positive environment!
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I promise to not be away so long again!
Thanks for listening!