I received a serendipitous gift at a coffee shop recently. I couldn’t help overhearing as Eddie read to his partner, and when he asked her “What do you think?” I joined in the conversation to say I thought it had been a great little article, who had written it? It was his own …. for me it was a chance encounter–to meet a fellow writer further along the road. (His website is listed below) Writing, like life is a process, and I learn as I go and grow. These little gifts come at the most wonderful of times, so I practise keeping my spirit open to them.
The line that caught my attention was–to make a list and check it twice. He was referring to a dream list, although I immediately thought about a gratitude list. It is easier to see what is not going well in my life, although I want to practise gratitude. As I walked home the world looked brighter, I was writing the things-I-was-grateful-for list. Being thankful is a mood changer. Try it– make your list and check it twice, make two lists, one of gratitude and one of dreams.
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here, we just received what I dub the “Christmas Eve snowfall”–three inches of soft white frosting on the entire landscape, including my mindset at the moment. You can get on my gratitude list easily, by leaving a comment–what are you most thankful for this season?
Richest blessings of the season to you and yours!
Eddie Lemoine is an author and motivational speaker, to visit his website go to http://eddielemoine.com/