My attitude is so very important, as I sit here on April 11, 2019, listening to the ice hit our windows and watching the 8 inches of snow we just had, blow all around.
I’m not liking this at all. I posted a pic of our yard on FB today and someone said, “it’s pretty”. Yep that’s one way to look at it. As another friend just said, “It no longer looks pretty, just cold. Hopefully it will melt soon.”
The last thoughts are actually my own. It no longer looks pretty, just cold and I hope it melts soon.
You see, just a few days ago, it was almost 70 degrees here and I planted our in between planters with pretty pansies and silk forsythia. It made me feel like spring was here and I felt so happy.
Then I heard we were having an April blizzard here in Minneapolis!
The pansies are covered and I will see by this weekend if they made it.
Today I’m writing about how your attitude is so very important, because I’m struggling with mine!
I know enough to look at things I appreciate when my attitude is less than happy.
What I appreciate today is the fact I don’t need to drive out in this weather. I get to stay home where I’m safe and warm. I’m making homemade beef stroganoff for dinner, since it’s a dish Hale and I both love. This will help me to create some happiness inside.
Also knowing that spring really is coming soon and then our glorious Minnesota summer will follow, helps me to have a better attitude.
What do you do to shift your attitude from funky to one that’s happier and lighter?
My dream is to leave Minneapolis right after Christmas until the end of April. Spending 4 months somewhere warm and on the ocean, walking the beach each day. Sounds like heaven to me!
One day I will make this happen. Only for now, I need to adjust my attitude.
Minnesota people are hardy people. Living here through our winters, helps create our strong character. Each day when I’m at my health club, I marvel at everyone who continually make it there to do whatever workout they do. I see familiar faces M-F in the mornings.
I’m proud of each of us that choose to make it there to help keep ourselves healthy and fit. As I’ve talked about other times, working out creates those feel good endorphins in our bodies.
Writing my articles every week helps me to adjust my attitude. I write about topics that I need to hear and others may need to hear. It’s one of my ways to give back. I’m actually in my 7th year of writing weekly blogs. The time has flown by so fast.
My friend Rebecca Metz actually encouraged and coached me in the fall of 2012 to begin writing weekly blogs. It was something that scared me. I doubted I could do this.
As I’ve learned on my journey here on earth, the more I do things that scare me that are good for me, the stronger I get. My attitude becomes more positive.
What about you? What are things you do or have done that helps you to have a better attitude?
I’d love to hear from you. Won’t you please write back to me privately or at the bottom of my blog on my website, with your thoughts?
As I continue on, I promise I’ll do my best to adjust my attitude each day. By being aware of what I’m feeling and thinking, I raise my consciousness and attitude.
With love and appreciation to you for reading my articles each week,
PS. Here once again is this very important Emotional Scale. Print it and keep it where you can see it often throughout your days. I guarantee as you do this, you’ll create a better attitude!