Unfortunately, I am feeling a bit sick today.
Being sick is obviously not ideal, but the mindset that you have can go a long way in the path to getting better.
Earlier in the day, I caught myself sulking in the fact that I’m not feeling well.
I didn’t really do much about it.
Once I slowly started to tell myself that “it could be worse” and started moving around a bit, I have slowly felt a little better each hour of the day.
As I reflect on my mindset this morning, it amazes me how often I take things for granted.
Although life is tough, there are probably 1,000 things that I have every single day in my life that some may not have.
It can be something specific, like a nice laptop, or something general, such as food to eat.
Either way, I look back at my moping mindset from this morning and my comment of “it could be worse.”
Yeah, it definitely could be worse!
Worse than I can probably imagine.
So, out of curiosity, I set a 5-minute timer and challenged myself to write as many things that I’m thankful for in that 5-minute time…
I got to writing and once the timer had stopped, I was frustrated.
Not because I couldn’t find much to be thankful for – because I wanted to keep writing things down.
So, I did.
And 2 and a half pages later, I feel as if I haven’t even come close to covering it all.
That makes me feel really good.
There are so many things that we all have that we should be thankful for and recognize the value it adds to our daily lives.
These sheets of paper are going to be kept close at all times, because no matter how I am feeling, I can always turn to these papers and be reminded of how much I am truly thankful for and what I am blessed to have in my life.
I encourage you to write down the things that you’re thankful for today.
I assure you that there is more than you even know.
The last thing I wrote was that I’m thankful for being sick.
I don’t think I’ve ever been thankful for being sick – until today.
Because if I hadn’t been sick and down in the dumps today, I may have never realized all of the things on these sheets of paper that I will always be thankful for.
After all, even when something has a nasty disguise (like sickness), there is always a blessing hiding somewhere underneath.