The longer I wrote about positive news – or simply the concept of positivity – the more I realize the importance of gratitude. It can turn just about any situation around. The next time you’re steaming mad about something or someone, take a moment. What is good about your life right now? That person you’re so angry at – how have they contributed to your life? What small, incidental experience occurred today that made you smile inside? Maybe the bloom of a flower or a bird singing a cheerful tune? Maybe a wave from a neighbor that made you feel a little more connected to your community?
Write out your gratitude list. Write out your positive news. I know you may have heard this suggestion time and time again. But there’s a reason why: it works. It shifts your energy from the negative to the positive.
Because guess what? There are tons of things to be grateful for! I’m grateful to write for this blog, for instance. It has changed me on numerous levels.