Thursday, May 1, 2014

Downward Diatribe

Self doubt | Feeling alone | Durham Wedding Photography Pretty sure everyone looks in the mirror at some point and finds themselves wanting.  It is a sad truth but very few can daily look and be content.  If you're like me looking into the mirror starts a whole diatribe of musings... most of which aren't flattering.  Oddly more than half of them don't have to do with my physical appearance but what I could be doing better in life.  Failing as a friend, the disaster that is the living room, my need to revamp this or that of my business...

Why is it with all that we are blessed with we tend towards focusing on what we don't have?  Why is it despite all that I have to rejoice in I keep looking to what I find wanting in my appearance or character?

There is so much joy.  So much to be thankful for that I get frustrated at myself for my "bahumbug" attitude that I seem to fall into.  When I fall into this, and boy I wish I could say that it wasn't often, I sit down and I list some things for which I should be thankful.  No, it doesn't take away the feeling but it does help me not dwell... it helps me remember that feelings don't have to mean focus.

There is something amazing about you.  About each of us.  There is only one of us.  No one else can be us.  No one else can think as we do or have our experiences.  Today, choose to see your beauty.  Choose to see all that you have (no matter how little) for which to be thankful!

Today I am thankful for my husband.  I'm overjoyed that he was brought into my life and that he helps and pushes me to strive to my goals and dreams.

What will you focus on today?

Live. Love. Loud.

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