Each of us truly does many things each day worthy of celebration, even if it's just a couple of steps of "happy dance." Yet we tend to focus on what we did wrong, or what we didn't do that we should have done, or that we are simply inadequate in general. This focus does not support well-being on any level.
Instead, let's change thought by thought by thought, the way change truly happens anyway. Right now, think of something you've done in the last hour, no matter how small, and celebrate it. I went to both the Farmers' Market and the grocery store. Though these seem like ordinary activities, I can celebrate that it is a beautiful morning to be outside, I was able to smile at lots of folks, I stocked our frig with fresh healthy food, and I saved my husband from having to do the shopping chores later. See-even the routine activities have lots to celebrate if we give ourselves a positive focus rather than the negative one. I'll let you in on a personal secret--when I do something I feel especially good about, I say to myself, "Damn, I'm good!" It makes me smile, and it inspires me to keep the joy flowing, and CELEBRATE IT!
Love and joy,
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