I was reminded over the past few weeks how quickly I can fall out of the habit of noticing goodness and developing gratitude. An epic family adventure can contain so many opportunities for seeing the good but also provides opportunity for unmet expectations, disappointment, irritability and negative thinking. I sheepishly admit to spending too much of my holiday ruminating on the things I didn’t like and turning into a harpy in my mind and sometimes my actions and words. I cringe thinking back on some of my responses. I could try to redeem myself with explanations and mitigating factors or I can spend some time focusing in on some of the good things I experienced over the past few weeks.
That is my task in the midst of this busy season. At the end of each month, I like to write a post about all I learned over that month. I missed June with being on holiday but have so much to share for July. I also need more time to process through my trip. I am giving myself permission to be a slow processor and take time to pull out the gold of my experiences. Stay tuned for that post in the next week.
In the meantime, I would love to hear what you are thankful for this week. Maybe you relate to the person I describe at the start. I challenge you to join me in being intentional about mining the gold out of your everyday. You can share through the link up or in the comments.