Harvest Gratitude

My deck is still wet from the rain we got last night, so here I sit, on my bedroom floor. Hinder is playing on my internet radio, and I remember the show I went to last July all too well – it resulted in the hangover of all hangovers, in the middle of a work week, no less. Not a common practice of mine, drinking to that degree in the middle of the week. The show was phenomenal though, and well worth the hangover the next day.

Front row, as always, for the Hinder show

I’m trying a new coffee, by accident. Apparently my grocery picker couldn’t find my usual K-Cups, and chose a sunrise blend. I’m not mad. It’s delicous, and especially on just over five hours of sleep – again.

I’m trying to get the quotes post knocked out this morning, as I have a busy day ahead of me, and am not sure what time I’ll be home. I’m set to go help Sophia with a project at her house. It’s supposed to be a cool day, high of 65℉ – beautiful for yard work. I have my favorite gardening jeans on, my Human Unlimited Battleborn t-shirt on, and am sans makeup for the third day in a row. I can’t say that I will continue this trend, as I really do like makeup. But for the last three days it’s been super nice to rub my eyes without worrying about the end result.

Let’s cut to the chase, so I can knock this one out and move on with my day, shall we?

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake

This goes hand in hand with my ‘grateful’ post yesterday. I debated skipping it, but decided against it. I can’t start making that a habit.

I sat down and wrote out all of the things I was grateful for yesterday. Normally this gives me reason to adjust my mood, but yesterday it just wasn’t working for me. It took me releasing some pent up emotions to right my mood.

I have found though, through experience, that the more you are grateful for the little things, the more you find to be grateful for; it’s a wonderful cycle of being grateful for what you have and then getting more to be grateful for.

I have found that when you are openly grateful, when you thank people for their efforts, they have a tendency to continue to do nice things, too.

There’s no losing when it comes to this. Give and you shall receive.

Yesterday, even though I was in a shit mood, I sat down and counted my blessings. I can’t say that finding those notebooks and releasing the pent up emotions was a reward, but there’s a chance. I’m really glad I opened that box, that’s for damn sure. It hurt to look through it and see my past self, find the letters and cards from my parents – but perhaps it opened another door for me. And in releasing those emotions I was setting myself up for another wonderful day.

You attract what you put out there. I’m a firm believer in the fact that the universe listens to your thoughts and energy. If you’re negative all the time and just whine and cry about your lot in life, the lot doesn’t get any fucking better. You keep attracting bullshit. But if you acknowledge the bad shit and say, “the good outweighs the bad,” if you learn the lessons the bad shit is supposed to be teaching you and take the good from the bad. . . Pick the shit from your garden that you want, the shit that is good. And leave the rest behind. As the shit you leave behind breaks down, it fertilizes – and you’ll find more things growing there that are of use to you.

Good things start happening more frequently, bad things less frequently.

Happy Saturday, ya’ll. Get in on this cycle of continual gratitude. It won’t disappoint you.

Published by: A. Elizardo

Single mother to two amazing boys, sister to an inspiration, and the daughter of two opinionated, sarcastic, fun loving individuals that are no longer physically with us. Music, writing, reading, my family - living and gone - are what keep me going as I put on my rose colored glasses and navigate us through this crazy world.

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