As I was walking with the dogs this morning it hit me how blessed I am. I have practiced the attitude of gratitude for a long time, some days more than others, but nevertheless, always saying thanks for what I have got in my life. When the movie” The Secret” became a famous all around the world, I saw it and started practicing the gratitude part. At first I did it just for a week, as a test, since I was skeptic. During that week I decided to just push away all other thoughts and concentrate on a mental list of things I was grateful about. It was really hard work in the beginning. I had to correct myself all the time the first days but as the week went along I started to feel so good when I focused on all the good that I decided to make it my new habit. One of the side effects from this habit is that all good things given, comes back to you. I have had amazing experiences with this. (For instance one contact with a publisher that just seem set up by some higher force.)
So today as I was walking I said thanks for the fact that I am healthy, that I have two lovely dogs, that I have found what it is in life that I love doing (writing, in case you missed it!) and for this whole lovely birthday weekend and all my beautiful gifts and on and on…
To pay it forward I will donate money to a WSPA-project saving bears in Romania. After all those years living in Spain and seeing animals suffering in the streets I highly respect and support the organizations that care for animals.
What are you grateful about today?
Rescued bear at sanctuary in Romania.