"Life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it."-Chuck Swindoll
How do we keep our minds tuned toward all that is good and beautiful and bright? There is so much we are missing out on...Here is a list of ideas/challenges that I have come up with, please feel free to comment on any other creative ideas you can think of.
1-Make decisions about how much TV you watch, what magazines you read, or the music you are listening to. Click here for a great TV turn off challenge. This post is old, she may be having a 3rd annual soon, but you could make up your own challenge too.
2-Put away negative thoughts. It is hard to stop certain thoughts from coming in our minds, but we do not have to dwell on them.
3- Memorize positive scripture; try the James Challenge over at Sara's blog.
4- Get yourself around positive people; quit participating in negative talk, gossip, etc.
6-Make a gratitude journal- stay tuned for tomorrow...:)
7-Put up post-it notes in places you will look often (bathroom mirrior, door to walk outside, etc.) filled with positive quotes/verses.
8-Use an alarm, maybe on your phone, or a computer memo to remind you to be grateful at that time each day.
9-You could try the 7 Days of Gratitude Challenge over at LifeCoachesBlog.com.
10-Write letters to friends or family to show them how much you appreciate them. Check out this gratitude wrap made by Amanda Blake Soule to store your stationary.
11-Think of 5 ways you are thankful for your spouse or friend before seeing them or having a conversation with them.
Being grateful in even the hard parts of life shows who is in control of my life. (God)