The Solution

If we are taking away our focus from what is wrong, where should we put our focus?  What is right. What are you grateful for.  Gratitude is the best answer.  When you are constantly focusing on what is good in your life, guess what you are going to find more of.

Imagine that you go through your whole day and all day long you are noticing the big and small things that you can be grateful for.  How would you feel?  How would people treat you?  Imagine you have something bad happen to you, and you choose to focus on the good that will come out of it.  Would that mean that every experience could possibly have some good in it?  There might possibly be experiences with absolutely no good in it, I don’t know if I believe that that is truly possible though.

I think about watching I am Your Guru on Netflix.  Tony has a girl in his event that was a sex slave when she was just a young girl. How easy would it be to live the rest of your life angry?  How easy would it be to treat everyone terribly for the rest  of your life if you grew up in that situation?  Instead she focused on stopping it from happening to others.  Instead she focused on her controlling her life, instead of letting the feelings destroy her.  I am in no way advocating having terrible things happen, nor am I saying that it is not ok to feel bad.  All  that I am saying is to not let those bad feelings control you for the rest of your life.  You have a choice to be in control and choose who you want to be and how you want to feel.

I am grateful for amazing walks.

I am grateful for river houses.

I am grateful for herons.

I am grateful for Hailey holding my finger.

I am grateful for Nora playing with me.

I am grateful for Amber listening to me.

I am grateful for exciting adventures ahead.

I am grateful for being in track with my goals.

I am grateful for breath.

I am grateful for belief.

I love my life! Thank you!

~Ryan Lynch