our lives are so busy; we have thing after thing to do., places to go and people to take care, that we rarely even think of stopping to reflect - and unfortunately it takes bad things to happen before we REALLY get a moment to stop and think how blessed we are..
I for one am thankful for my husband, he has put up with my OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder); it is different from regular OCD. He put up with my idiosyncrasie.s. We didn't even know why I was the way I was until a few months ago. He could tell something was wrong, but I had been this way for as long as I could remember, and I figured that was who I was, I didn't know different. I would try hard at being different, but I would always fall back to the way I was. For more details about OCPD click here.
This condition is so complicated and so overwhelming I'll wait for another post, but lets just say it held me back in so many ways. If I couldn't do it perfect, why bother?! I was never moving forward. When I finally got a diagnosis.. I read a book called Too Perfect: When being in control is out of control. This was the first step of feeling free (aside from being ill as I read it.) A whole book about me. So Disturbing yet So Validating. BUT not to be used as an excuse. Anyway, I am very thankful for that diagnosis.
I had started with essential oils just before being told I was OCPD. In the quest to succeed with an essential oil bussness, I found a lady called Dani Johnson and watched a few videos of her's. The things she had to say about moving foward and how to "prosper where you are planted" are so profound and inspirational, you can't help but feel different inside. I received her book call "First Steps to Wealth" and again, I felt the urge to move forward and do things differently. All the while, I was taking Life Long Vitality and using their blend of oil called Balance. There has definitely been a shift in thinking and doing. I am soooo very thankful for this. MyEO business is growing and I am doing things I was only considering before.
I am thankful for Dani Johnson and my essential oils. I want to be thankful everyday for the things that go on in my life. So I challenge you to not just be expressive in thanks during November (and/or even Christmas), but to be thankful year-round, and to be vocal about it. It's contagious. Like a smile = )
Share in the comments what you are thankful for and what you will try to do to remember to be thankful more often! Now that was a lot of thanks! Blessings, Joelle