Monday, February 20, 2012

Express Gratitude 2

It just doesn't make sense to me not to start with awareness, always start with awareness. Maybe everybody already starts with awareness, but the awareness is silent. I just can't be aware, I have to express my awareness because I'm a special snowflake like that.

So there's being aware of things that make you happy that you have, step one, and step two, there's being aware of things that don't make you happy that you don't have:

make you happydon't make you happy
have1. be grateful for this3. get rid of that
don't have4. then, get this2. be grateful for this

There but for the grace of God, go I pretty well covers this, and also the spectacularly graceless Tonight thank God it's them, instead of youuuuu.

2. Be grateful for things that don't make you happy that you don't have.

In the order of business:

  1. knowing what you don't have
  2. being grateful for what you don't have
  3. expressing that you're grateful for what you don't have
...after I get past points 1 and 2, it's the walking the walk form of point 3 that lights my lamp. I mean, I'm not saying that talking the talk isn't getting warm, hello, I'm in therapy. I blog. It's not like Bob Geldof didn't buy a lot of TV dinners.

But the bad thing that you don't have isn't about you in the end. If you make it about you, it's two steps to fear and protectionism. When it should be about compassion.

Though whenever the sweetie man does the dishes, I still write it down on my to do list then I cross off that he did. So I have it written down that I didn't have to.

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