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So Much Right, So Much Wrong
In this time when we hear of (or experience personally) violence, war, loss of jobs, homes and health, how does it feel to you? There is so much right in the world, and so much wrong in the world, all at the same time.
Half Full vs. Half Empty
How do you see your glass of life? What is happening for you? Are you happy? Are you hurting? Are you in loving relationships? Are you broken-hearted? Are you healthy? Are you fighting to regain health or to maintain what you have?
How Does Your Life Feel to You?
Are you mostly happy? Are you mostly sad? Do you feel valued and appreciated? Do you feel alone and unimportant? Does the future seem bright? Do you feel that your best years are behind you?
Where will you go from here?
If you look at your life, yourself, your loved ones, your abundance of whatever is good in your life, and if you look at what makes you sad or anxious, where will you go from here? What are you thinking right now? What will you do next?
I am grateful to have loved ones nearby. I miss those who are not with us. I am grateful to be able to work and go to school. I am grateful to have a place to live, food to eat and heat for the coming winter. I am grateful to feel grateful. I know that there are many who feel a sadness so heavy they cannot feel gratitude for anything.
Loneliness and Stress During the Holidays
Do you feel lonely or stressed, more than usual, during holidays or holiday seasons? What do you do to get through? What do you do to help yourself feel better? Do you find yourself isolating? Do you reach out to others for support? Do you eat or drink too much? Are you angrier or sadder than usual?
How Do You Help Yourself or Others?
If you feel lonely or stressed during this time of year, what do you do to get through? What suggestions do you have for others? What has helped you? What would you like for others to do for you? How can others know that you need help?
This is a time for me to stop and reflect, a time to be grateful for what is good in my life. It is a time to pray for loved ones who are not with me and for those who are suffering on this day. I want to look at myself and my life and see what is good and be thankful.
From Gratitude, Change
I want to see what needs to be different in myself, my life, and the world around me. I want to recognize that I can do something to make that change happen. Out of gratitude for what is good, I want to make things better for myself and for others.
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