18 September 2015


So Beautiful people,
Let's talk life. This week's topic is being thankful.
We often tend to look at the negative, the difficult, the things we don't have or the things we lack and this doesn't leave much room for anything else. Fair enough these thoughts and mindsets can lead people to drive themselves to something better but then once you've achieved what seemed unattainable, what happens to that mindset? Does anything ever become good enough, does any situation have an upside to it? Or do you end up in a loop, constantly trying to attain the seemingly unattainable, with thoughts buzzing in the back of your mind telling you that it's never good enough, that you need more or you're just stuck trying to find the next 'big thing' because you've conquered one area and you feel you lack in another?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not 'coming' at anyone who thinks/lives like this, I'm just saying from what I've experienced and seen, it can become destructive and so many people don't even realise they are hurting themselves by fuelling everything based on insecurities and a negative outlook.

Now, WHAT IF you took that mindset from negative and all the rest, and changed it! Started looking at 'the bright side of life' and started seeing those difficult situations as challenges and chances to grow. You stopped seeing everything you don't have and started seeing everything you DO have, remembering that someone somewhere has it worse than you. The things you have, become a great achievement and what you seem to lack, doesn't become an issue but is then accepted, because nobody can be good at everything. Weakness is a natural part of life and even if it is just one weakness, everyone has one and that is most definitely okay.

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. (NIV)

So even in our weaknesses we can still find strength, still have a fighting chance, still be able to move along and not just survive but thrive!

Now once you've switched the negative to positive and realised that it's okay to not have it all, and you understand that what you don't have isn't necessarily a reflection of your abilities etc, you can begin to recognise the other amazing things you possess.
This is where being thankful comes in. Taking a moment to reflect on what you've already done, what you already have and the accomplishments that you've 'bossed' should make you realise you have more than you thought! You're so much more than what you think you are. Changing your mind set to think 'I don't have it all but thank God I have something' because something is always better than nothing!

For the little things, be thankful, when you don't have enough to buy the latest thing on the high street but you have enough to pay your bills, be thankful. When your job gets a little 'dry', remember that some don't have jobs. This extends all the way to the big things like winning a free car, or finally closing that big deal at work!
A thankful attitude makes you GRATEFUL and leaves less room for that negative/restrictive mindset.

Think about it....
(*side note, I know this wasn't posted on Thursday but just think of this Friday as the new Thursday, lol. It'll be a one off and TalkThursdays will be by-weekly from now on.*)

Peace and Love readers.
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x Stitched Roses x

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