I’d be lying if I said I came up with the idea on my own. Truth is the idea came from Judson Laipply, if you don’t know who he is, click here for his website, and if you still don’t know who he is click here and you will.
In his blog he makes reference to the “Secret” and law of attraction; “When we believe something we will seek that which validates our beliefs while ignoring the rest”. If we are able to take one step on focusing on what we are grateful for, rather than focus on the negative things in our lives, then chances are the negatives will seem less important and less of our daily “focal point.”
Now While Judson decided to do 100 facebook updates, I’m encouraging you to share your gratitude, big or small, on any social media platform you desire. Too often I’m seeing how someone “dislikes” this, or pick themselves apart for “not being good enough” or “not being pretty enough” you know what I’m talking about right? Well if you do or don’t that’s fine. By setting this as a 100 Day challenge or task (whatever you want to call or consider it) I believe it has the capability of changing our way of thinking, I’m not saying it will be easy, but chances are it won’t be that difficult either. I, myself am done focusing on my hardships and issues. It’s now time to reflect on what I do have and where I’m at. How I begin to feel will reflect on others, I’ll feel better about myself, I’ll be introduced to the ‘right’ people, versus the wrong ones I may associate myself to because of my negative way of thinking. Like attracts like remember?
Now some may say, “Well if I had _____, I’d be grateful” “It’s the classic act vs. feel argument that people are constantly using as a justification for their misery. “ The belief that our actions our dictated by our feelings when in reality they are more closely tied together if not the other way around. Feelings are created by action and it’s action that we have direct control over. William James, a founder of modern psychology sums it up nicely”
Now I’m not saying, go out, cut ties with everyone because your new way of thinking will give you better friends, not at all. Things take time, maybe i the people you associate yourself with will change too, maybe you will out grow one another. Perhaps because your way of thinking has changed so much that you’ll eventually decide that you can’t and won’t be associated with someone who hates everything about their life.
See life for what it is.
So starting today, I ask that you either, share in the comment section below one thing you’re grateful for, tweet, text, facebook, update where ever you feel the need to. Share with those around you.
If you’re doing it over twitter I’d ask that you hashtag #100DaysOfGratitude
The more people who can be influenced and guided the better. No one deserves to feel badly about themselves or their world around them, so help them see whats good in their life.