Hi everyone! I wanted to devote this post today to giving thanks. More often than not, I believe we lose sight of the things in life we should be most thankful for on a continuous, daily basis. Whether that is your loving family, your furry dog or cat (or other furry or non-furry pet), your health, your job, friends, or the roof over your head. Wake up every morning, and acknowledge those things you should be grateful for, rather than starting the day by complaining about the things you don’t have, or wish you had, or wish were different/absent in your life. We are lucky in many more ways than not, and we should always remember that someone has it worse than we do, and we likewise could be in a worse situation as well.
This was definitely a mindset I adapted when I embarked on OAD. I had to be most happy with myself and my life before I would be able to open up my heart and let someone in. I had to be the best “me” possible, otherwise, who would want to be with me? If you think about it, it makes sense. Would you want to hang out with someone who is always complaining, down on themselves, bitter, or otherwise unhappy? I’m not talking about the longstanding friendships you’ve built in life, as those are meant to withstand the test of time and change. I’m talking about a new relationship with a potential partner. Why would anyone want to embark on a journey with someone who doesn’t seem to love themselves? How, in turn, would that person be able to love another?
Often times, it’s that sense of self that we either project, or detect in another, that gives insight as to whether we move forward in a “relationship”. And believe it or not, it really does start with being grateful for everything you have in your life, and giving thanks. You will project that positive image to everyone around you, and in turn, people will gravitate to you for that positive energy! After that, everything falls into place :).
So as part of my “thanks” mantra today, I am thankful for all of you who have picked up a copy of my book, read it, reached out to me to congratulate me, tell me that you LOVED it, reposted links and blog posts, posted a review, or have supported me in any way, shape or form. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
As a side note, many people have been asking where they can post a review of OAD. If you’d like to do so (and for this I would be over-the-moon-grateful), you can post a review directly on my Amazon Author’s page here:
Or on Good Reads here:
Thank you all for checking in, and I hope you have a splendid day :)!!!