Another great weekend in the books, including a double date at a bowling alley and, oh yeah, another GOLD MEDAL for Canadian hockey!
So as another Monday draws near, I’ve decided to try and adjust my attitude this week. While our cold climate makes for the best hockey players in the world, the grey skies, the cold weather, and the piles of snow/slush don’t always make me the happiest of campers.
However, the weather is out of my control. I can only adjust what’s inside of my control, so if it comes down to my attitude or the weather, it’s clear where my focus needs to lie. I also choose to live here – I’m not still in Africa – and that’s because life here, despite the cold, grey skies, has much more to offer me. Friends. Family. Boyfriend. Well-paying job. A social life. So much to be grateful for!
Speaking of gratefulness, a grateful attitude is linked with happiness, and don’t we all want to be happy?! So that’s my mission this week. To be grateful for all the aforementioned blessings (and many more) that currently exist in my everyday life. Of all people, I definitely shouldn’t be taking the little things for granted considering the social injustice I just lived amongst and witnessed firsthand while in Ethiopia.
This little video of the link between gratefulness and happiness is pretty neat – you should check it out:
What mentality are you embracing this week?
What are you grateful for?
Hope your Monday gets off to a great start, friends!