Gratitude

13902664_10155108561038852_4980995765221084785_nI’ve written a post on this subject, but now more than ever I’m realizing the importance of practicing gratitude in everyday life.

We’ve heard it all before but there is always someone who has it worse than you. When you can fully be grateful about what you have and your current circumstances, that is when things will not only get better for you but you will be happier. I know personally practicing gratitude has helped me handle negative situations, because I realize how blessed I am and that its not the end of the world.

Being a new graduate, this summer has been a tough transition trying to grow up and figure it all out. I had a “woe is me” moment the other day, and was being a baby and crying about it to my mom. She looked at me dead in the eye and said,

“No Leeza, I’m sorry but I have no sympathy for you. This is your reality but its not bad at all. You have so much to be happy about”

(yup my mama always keeps it real)

As much as that was extremely annoying to hear at a moment when I just wanted to be to be comforted, it was a huge wakeup call.

I had drifted from the state of mind of being grateful, and not realizing how blessed I was. I was getting wrapped up in all that was “wrong” in my life, in a social media driven world that makes you think you aren’t living the best life you possibly can. (That subject I’ll get more into in a future blog post)

Now im more determined to redirect my focus back on counting my blessings instead of the negative aspects of my life.

My life is great, and its annoying to not realize it! Sometimes you really have to take a step back and refocus on whats imporant, knowing that things will always get better. Everyone needs bad days to appreciate the good. They say when your happy for what you already have, the universe gives you more to be happy about. I couldn’t agree more.

Though I’m still dealing with stress, and not completely living the life I want yet, I now more than ever am practicing gratitude for my already amazing life, and being confident in my journey to live the best life possible, and growing into the woman I want to be.

Be grateful for this thing called life, and don’t let a negative mindset bring you down. Count all of your little blessings and you’ll start finding more things to be grateful for.

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2 Comments

  1. Kristen M.

    August 14, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    YAS GIRL! I personally keep a ‘gratitude journal’ where I transcribe everything I am grateful for on that particular day. I love writing journal pages right after something great happens, if you date the pages to can see how often great things happen or its a great reminder about how much you ‘have’ instead of ‘don’t have.’ It really changed my life. Loved your post! Preach!

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      August 18, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      omg! I might have to try that! Thanks for the feedback girl, I really appreciate it 🙂

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