I have really been reflecting on things in my life for the past month or so… things that truly make me happy and bring me joy, things that are toxic to my life and bring in negativity. Isn’t it so easy to get caught up in the things that are neither of those, things that are numbing to us so we can’t feel the true joy? I often find myself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram thinking, “oh I wish I had her hair” or “look at how beautiful her kitchen is, how can I get that?” rather than really taking in the moments of my own life. I find myself numbing myself to my own life and finding joy in my own life by looking at others lives and wishing they were my own. Why can’t I enjoy the moments of my life? Why is it so hard to be happy with what we have?
I have been really figuring things out and figuring out how to find that true joy and bring it back to my life. I have found when I start “numbing” out on things that aren’t bringing me that true joy or adding positivity to my life, I start thinking about everything that I am grateful for. I think even about the simple things like I am grateful to have carpet under my feet, a blanket to sleep with at night, etc. and it brings back that positivity and joy back into my life.
So, now what? I make it a habit, I make it a regular thought, I make it a regular daily thing. What if that is how we all lived our lives, finding the joy again, always making what we are grateful known, living fully whole heartedly. That right there, that is what I am striving for.