Two words that go hand in hand, in my opinion, are Resilience and gratitude. Would you agree?
Before Elsewhere I would say, “I am so busy, I am dizzy.” Another thing I would say is, “I am so frazzled, I’m dazzled.”
And, then along came Elsewhere. The frightening and despicable place we live that has robbed me and the world population, except for the Elites, of living a normal life! For the past two years, I have felt many negative emotions. I’ve felt anger towards seedy politicians, fear of the unknown, a desire to flee the country I love, the rude awakening of man’s greed and inhumanity. To top it off, the unbelievable physical feeling of the blahs!
I think to myself, This is so unlike me. How will I survive?
I’ve spoken of bending with empowerment. And over time and introspection I came up with another mantra to help my journey back to positiveness — I will lavish in resilience and gratitude.
MY GRANDMOTHER MOVEMENT
Like you, sweet reader, I tried staying uplifted. But at every step of the way, the despicable and intolerable problems in Elsewhere would rear their ugliness. This place has taxed me to the nines.
I swear if I could, I would start a Grandmother Movement across America. We would march on Big Tech, Big Corporations, and low-life politicians. We would march on Big Pharma and all Elitists. Together, we would demand that they relinquish their greedy ways. That they respect people’s rights and freedoms. We would demand that the unrelenting daily fear stop. Together, we would show them to lead the way a grandmother would — with strength, respect, and with love. Not to mention gratitude for this beautiful country of ours!
Dear readers, due to exaggerated fear some of my friends have locked themselves up behind closed doors. Yet the Elites hold parties. I can’t wrap my head around it.
MY CUP RUNNETH OVER
Before Elsewhere I would open my eyes each morning and experience a heart filled with positivity. My cup runneth over, I would think to myself as the sensation of gratitude surged through me. My life had hills and valleys but I was able to rise to the challenges of life with my resilience, like the little tugboat who said, “I know I can. I know I can.” And, I could and I did.
LAVISH IN RESILIENCE AND GRATITUDE
I asked myself 100 times, “How will I survive in today’s world?” How will I stop feeling ‘blah?’ I’ve wondered about this as I sat petting America in the silence of the day. Or when standing over the stove making breakfast for my Ultimate Concierge. As I forced myself to put on mascara, something I used to love doing, I had to accept and come to terms that my lifestyle, like yours, had shrunk. Finally, I said out loud, “I cannot allow lethargy nor anger become a way of life.”
And, then with a positive fierceness, I said out loud, “ I will lavish myself in gratitude, and with that feeling, I will be able to be resilient.” Oh, dear reader, I love the message I spoke! Don’t you?
WHAT I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
- I have taken stock of what is working in my life. That which is not working I am tossing out. This is my definition of simple lavishness. Layers of the unnecessary − gone.
- I have become ruthlessly honest with myself that in order to live in simple lavishness I have to downshift into a new way of life. Living a manageable lifestyle is acknowledging a state of grace.
- I have always been an authentic, grateful, and resilient woman. However, now I must be tenfold the woman I was before to survive in Elsewhere. I will double up on the tools I try to live by — joy, creativity, order, simplicity, acceptance, love, and harmony.
- Once again, I will realize my time on this earth is significant to others in large and small ways. I will throw the word “lethargy” out the window and replace it with the word “vigor.” My resilience and gratitude will help lead me down this path of luxury.
- I will reflect and reconnect with LIFE. I am a resilient woman. Hear me roar back into life, a life that is my choice to make life more luxurious.
- I believe my past life and yours were stolen from us. Covid came and then bad forces took advantage of us and the entire world population, save a few. Therefore, I have to use my inner resilience and my grateful nature, to raise myself above this fray.
GRATITUDE AND RESILIENCE ARE TOOLS
Remember, feeling grateful provides you with the positive tool of resilience. When you lack gratitude you can not have a positive feeling of resilience. That’s the way I see it. I have an article here on enlightening your grandchildren on gratitude. I believe it’s an important skill to pass on!
The two words gratitude and resilience must go hand in hand. They must be used wisely in your daily life and will turn straw into spun gold. Amen.
What do you do to focus on resilience and gratitude? Please let me in on your secrets! Share in the comments.
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