This morning I woke up in a good and positive mood as I usually do (even though I had weird dreams involving like ALL my friends, my family and the Canary islands?!) and now I'm working on keeping these positive thoughts in my head. Isn't life so much better when you try to think happy thoughts? I think so!
People might say "it's not as easy as it sounds" or "if you have real problems it's impossible to think happy thoughts". Well guess what? I probably have some of the worst problems out of all of us at the moment and if I manage to stay positive for a day, so can you!
I don't care what type of situation is making you negative, it's all relative. My family is struggling to put food on the table. I'm coming out of a bad depression and I still wake up some mornings barely able to get out of bed. I have no income, no social life, no confidence left and the worst luck you can imagine. Remember that family curse I've told you about before? Well it's still there, the general rule is that if something can go wrong for me or my family, it will. Which is just icing on the cake you know when we worry constantly about money and our health and so on...
But even though I have no reason to get out of bed in the mornings, I don't have anything to look forward to... I still do. And I manage to be positive while doing it. Because do you know what? I'm freaking thankful. I'm thankful it's not worse.
I'm thankful that I have a family who loves and supports me. I'm thankful that we have food to eat every day, even though we barely have that. I'm thankful that I'm feeling better than I did. I'm thankful that the worst health problems I have is my coeliac disease and obesity. I'm thankful for the experiences I've had and that I've had the chance to fulfill some of my biggest dreams. I'm thankful for the people I have in my life who care about me. But most of all, I'm thankful to be alive. I'm thankful that I have a life to live and that it's up to me how I want to live it.
I can spend all day and night complaining about the things I don't have... But it's not gonna get me anywhere. What's gonna get me somewhere is staying positive and thankful for what I DO have. I've had some real struggles and bad luck in my life... But who am I to let those things define the rest of my life? The best is yet to come! I have to believe that, or I would be fucking miserable for the rest of my life.
Believe me, it's not easy to think that way. It's a choice I make every single day when I wake up- to think positive and happy thoughts.
And be thankful for life.
And this is what makes me happy in my miserable situation.
Now, can you say the same for yourself?