So I had a friend post this morning on Facebook about how excited he was for Thanksgiving. He said that it’s a good idea to talk about what we have instead of what we don’t.
(And plus, he made me a bit character in a story that he’s writing, but that’s beside the point)
What is the point is that I think he’s on to something there, especially from the viewpoint of someone who has problems shaking negativity from time to time. You see, that’s one of the things that’s utterly deplorable about depression: sometimes you can’t see the positive, no matter how hard you try.
But the goal is to keep trying. Maybe we can re-wire our brains to work for us, and I think having a positive outlook can potentially affect that. So here goes.
I’m thankful that I have a job in this economic climate. I’m thankful that I have my health. I’m thankful that my wife and son have their health. I’m thankful that there are people out there demonstrating against corporate greed. I’m thankful that we are living now. And so much more.
I’m feeling a bit better now. Interesting…
- physical self: broke a sweat by 5:30am
- mental self: started reading Starfish and the Spider, a book about distributed and networked business models. Fascinating stuff
- emotional self: played with my son, mindfully acknowledging his unabashed joy at toy cars
- spiritual self: see above