We all have New Years resolutions, right? Well I hardly make them, as I am not very good at keeping them. This year is a little different. I hear so much sadness some days, I almost feel like I am drowning in it. I felt I needed to do something for myself, and combat this feeling. I know the world is not totally sad, or totally bad. I know this, but when you are constantly hit with the saddest stories, and the most angry feelings people have. You get worn out..
To combat this, and to help myself, I made a very simple resolution.
I would notice good things.
I love the book E squared, and clearly I love Dr. Emoto. Both have a similar thread to them. Our thoughts are bigger than the experience. What we see and acknowledge, determines a lot of how we feel about life.
If we think bad thoughts, we see bad things. We experience bad as, we are open to only that. If we think negative thoughts, how can we ever view life as positive, or expect it to change? If we are not looking for good things, we will never see them.
With this in mind, I bought a fancy book. Yes, I chose fancy, as I wanted it to be something I would love to have with me. You could use a stealth notebook, makes no matter.
Everyday this year, I set my intention to notice something good. Now, when I say something good, I am not talking lottery good. I am talking someone opened a door, someone was kind to someone around me, I witnessed kindness for the sake of kindness. A laugh, a show of empathy, or even a full on compliment.
At first it was awkward. Sometimes I really had to reach for a positive thing (she smells nice, this coffee is tasty, and it doesn't suck to sit with you).
After a few weeks, I learned that since I am looking for positive things, they are so easy to find. It also seems they are everywhere. People seem to come out of the woodwork to be kind to each other, and loving to me. I feel so much more appreciation for them. Maybe, they always did nice things, maybe I never noticed before. I notice now that's for sure.
What made me smile the most, is that several of my co-workers learned about my book of Positivity, and desire so greatly to be in it. Some have even asked , " Please add me , ok?"
Others have left me cards, or notes, fried chicken(lol.. and he wanted in the book for sure) or comments. It has been a ripple effect of positivity. A lot of people didn't even know about the book. They just wanted to do something nice. I find myself catching the world being good, and people respond to that, even on a non-verbal level.
My book is starting to fill up, and when I pick it up I feel real power in it. Almost like it is a sacred or precious item. I handle it with care, like it is delicate, yet heavy. I will be running a training on this book and experience soon. I am excited, as so many have shown an interest and want to start there own journey. This is the lightest/heaviest book ever, and I am grateful for it.