Over the next 12 weeks, I will be presenting an aspect of positivity or mindfulness for us to focus on. These are all topics that I am working on myself and focusing on myself to achieve a happier mindset and calmer state of being. I’ll have a blog post each week and then quotes on my social media networks to support that week’s theme. For more support, join my Positivity Facebook Community. The 12 weeks will all be on my Positive Thinking Page.
Welcome back to my positivity focus. I apologize for the long break since our last post. Positivity Focus Week 10 was about self-care. This week we are focusing on gratitude. I have written about gratitude a few times here on Cuddle Fairy because it’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart.
I started my positivity journey years ago after reading about gratitude and what amazing effects focusing on gratitude can have for your mindset and for your body. One of my very first blog posts was about gratitude! I wrote about a video I had watched about becoming gratefulness making us happy. I still think about that video every day. You can read that post here.
A few weeks ago during our focus week 8, we focused on happiness and how it comes from within yourself. You won’t’ find happiness in a shop or in another person. It comes from within you.
Sure a new car might make you feel excited for a little while but that’s not true happiness. .And a relationship won’t bring you happiness within yourself either. That beautiful peace of mind and calm that comes from being content – that’s pure happiness.
Often times people think If I had this new item, then I’d be happy. If I had a husband, then I’d be happy. If I got this job promotion, then I’d be happy. And if I was happy, then I’d be grateful for the blessings in my life.
I’ll be honest, that’s how I used to think too! Until I had an eye-opening moment – that happiness doesn’t bring us gratitude. It is the other way around! If we are grateful for what we have now, then that brings us happiness.
You focus on gratitude when you are glad for things in your life like food, a warm bed, good health, friends, etc. And when we are feeling grateful for all of these lovely blessings, then we feel happy. And happiness brings more happiness and peace of mind.
Gratitude Brings Us Happiness and Peace
Pure happiness to me means peace of mind and a calmness in your heart. That is happiness. Happiness with who you are, a calm and peace within that keeps us steady.
And by focusing on that gratitude, we find that beautiful happiness and peace of mind within ourselves.
Gratitude Brings Us More Good Things
When we focus our mind on what we already have, and on being grateful for what we have, then we draw more goodness to us. When we focus on what we are lacking in and what we wish we had but don’t have, we draw more lack to us.
Positivity brings more positivity. Negativity brings more negativity.
So focus on being grateful and more good things will come to you! AND by focusing on gratitude for what you have now, you find happiness – that genuine happiness within yourself. That happiness that can only come from within.
So for this week, let’s focus on gratitude. Make a list of the things you are grateful for in your life and read over that list every day. Or add a new item to the list daily. The best things in life are the basic things, just look around and see all the good things in your life.
Plus, every Monday at 9pm we will have a Twitter chat about positivity AND we have some fun spot prizes up for grabs. If you are on Twitter, I hope you will join us by using #PositivityCorner & tag us – @CuddleFairy & @eumom.
I have quotes focusing on this weeks theme, so follow Cuddle Fairy below for your daily dose of positivity. You can catch up on the past 10 weeks of positivity focus here on my positive thinking page.