More and Less

Gratitude List 15/03/2018

As I sat in my car this morning I was feeling a little fearful about the future, feeling a little resentful towards someone and as a result feeling a little low. The key word being ‘little’ because I soon asked myself “what am I worrying about?” I realised I have nothing to worry about compared to others less fortunate and compared to what I’ve had to worry about in the past. Not only have my fears and resentments lessened but other parts of my life have progressed in the right direction over the last year. Today I am grateful for my progression.

I am happier more often.

I am more tolerant of others.

I am less selfish.

I am more responsible with money.

I am more honest.

I am less angry.

I have more self-respect.

I am more present.

I waste less time.

I am more at peace.

I have more hope.

‘More’ or ‘less’ I am improving as a person. I am not perfect, I never will be. But I am progressing, and that I accept is all I can do.

Author: gratitude4gratitude

A relative newbie to gratitude. Starting each day with a gratitude list sets me up for the day. This small effort starts a domino effect of positive action and subsequent serenity.

2 thoughts on “More and Less”

  1. Since you mention the car, how do you stand with managing gratitude in heavy traffic?
    I notice that heavy traffic can still pull me down, it usually starts after about 40 minutes of driving.
    Thanks for the ‘accidental’ reminder.
    🙂

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    1. Well done for lasting 40 minutes! I sometimes last far less and fully admit to being in a hurry when there is no need to be. With all moments of frustration – a few deep breaths, closing my eyes (when safe to do so) and smiling often works for me. As far as gratitude goes, I often think their are most likely people stuck in the same traffic who are more frustrated than I am. Plus I have to remind myself, that if being stuck in traffic is a worry, then my worries really aren’t worth worrying about! There are millions less fortunate than me, going through a lot worse… And they’re probably handling it better too.

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