“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend…when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present–love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure–the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

Last night I was channeling my inner Drake and feeling a bit emo. Seemingly out of nowhere I began to reminisce about my ex and the good times we had. I missed it. I wanted to feel that…giddiness…again. After taking stock of my current dating roster (it’s not that deep), I realize that it’s been way too long since I felt cared for and about by someone I’m crushing on. I started to fall into a woe-is-single-ol-me mind state, when I remembered to snap the hell out of it and focus on what I do have instead. After all dwelling on negative feelings does nothing more but create more negative feelings.

While it’s very easy to get caught up in negative feelings and thinking about what’s lacking in our lives, a better course of action would be to concentrate on and be grateful for the things you do have.

The things we nurture will spring up in our lives; choose to nurture positivity.

 Enjoy your weekend! Happy Friday Clutchettes!

 

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  • Alexandra

    Thank you for sharing. I’ve been experiencing this lately, especially self-doubt.
    I like to remain optimistic, but it’s so easy to be absorbed into negativity. It sucks you right in when you don’t expect it. Last month I was comfortable with where my life is going, yet for some reason I began doubting my work abilities. I do seek more, but I am indeed grateful for I’ve achieved in my life.

  • nm

    This was right on time, thank you

  • Isis

    Happens to me a lot. Missing the fun I had with my ex and feeling like I won’t ever feel that again