“Pay attention to what’s good about your life. Rather than worrying about what you don’t have, Seek to make the best of all the good things you do have. There are a lot of things right with your life. Give your attention to them and they will grow.”
~Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
I printed this quote out when she sent it to me in and I posted it where my family would see it often. It does just as Michele says, it helps us keep perspective. When we focus on “the good,” when we actively maintain our gratitude journals, when we greet the day
with expectation, we attract and nourish the good in our lives. Likewise, when we focus on the bad, when we maintain lists filled with stressors and greet each day with trepidation, we nourish the negative in our lives. You are the gardener of your life. What crop will you choose to nourish?
Print a copy of this quote and post it where your family will see it often. Create a gratitude journal as a family, encouraging each member to list a few things they are grateful for each day (or make this part of the dinner routine).
I nourish the positive in my life, with both thought and action.
And as always, don’t forget to start your day with a heartfelt: “Something great is going to happen today… I can’t wait to see what it is!”
And when ending your day ask yourself: “What is one more thing I can do to make today matter?