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Seeing the Good

April 27, 2010

For the last two weeks or so I’ve been feeling unproductive, uninspired, and unmotivated. I usually tend to be the opposite those things. I get a lot done every single day and I like it that way. Needless to say, this lack of motivation and productivity has been getting to me and that, in turn, is making me even more grouchy.

The thing is, this whole time, I’ve still been writing my list of three things I’m grateful for and focusing on three things that are the highlight of my day regardless of how frustrating, tiring, or overwhelming a day might be. This focus on making sure I could think of three bright spots in my day no matter what has now become a ritual for me. It never takes me more than 6 minutes to come up with my list of three things for the day. Even when I feel like a total grouch.

The greatest part of this is also the ability to go back and read them. Whenever I feel down and think there’s nothing good, all I have to do is go to a random day on my blog and read my three things for a week. Then I realize that small and big miracles are happening in my life every single day. It helps me see the light even on the darkest day.

And I think it’s important to see that. The tiny sliver of illumination. The candlelight and makes sure you’re not sitting in pitch black and feeling hopeless. That tiny light gives me something to hold on to. Because the fact is, no matter what I think, wonderful things are happening in my life every single day. Even if my point of view is clouded, those good things are there and they deserve my gratitude.

So for those of you who think you’re too busy for this project or life is too challenging right now, I urge you to give it a try. To find that sliver of good even in the harder of times. Like most things, it takes practice to see the good things. But they’re there.

They’re always there.

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