At the start of 2013, I knew I was facing a challenging year. Just how challenging it actually became was a complete shock to the system. By committing to the Good Thoughts Jar, I knew I would have to come up with one good thought every day- even on those days that seemed impossible. As I read through all 365 thoughts today, it made me smile, chuckle, a bit sad (with some reminders), but mostly I felt loved. When you have physical evidence of the love and support you have felt throughout the year, it is difficult to feel sorry for yourself – no matter what is going on. I have stumbled and even failed at things this past year, but most importantly I have grown. I have learned valuable lessons. I have realized that your mind is very powerful and when you start to focus on the good, you instinctively continue to go there. I still have a challenging hill to climb, but I am committing to the Good Thoughts Jar this year and each year thereafter. Here’s to continued good thoughts in 2014!
I discovered several recurring themes while reading through my good thoughts:
-My Moves (I had to find places to live and move twice in 4 months)
-Happy Thoughts About Others
-Self Reflection and Care
-Reset/Refresh in Nature
-Support of Family and Friends
Some of My Favorites….
What 365 Good Thoughts look like
Reset for 2014