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The Gratitude Diaries

Posted 07/21/16 12:56 PM by Mo

It’s no mysteries to anyone who knows me that I’ve had an on-again and off-again relationship with Gratitude (yes, it deserves a capital G in my eyes).  I’ve read about it, done 28-day programs, and even proclaimed myself “cured” from the negative self-talk that has always plagued me.

Funny word, plague.

And by funny, I don’t mean haha.

I always know that my thinking has gotten away from me when I’m most drawn to self-help books.  Yes, it’s true, they’ve always been a part of my life, but now I notice myself steering away from fiction when I’m feeling a little lost.

And by lost, I mean hopeless.

For me, there are two contributing factors to wandering around the desolate island with Jack and Sawyer… exhaustion and diet.  I can function okay when one or the other is out of whack, but when both are, forget about it.

Game over.  Nobody wins.

Gratitude is a tricky topic for me, mostly because I really try to do what I say I’mmaxresdefault going to do.  I genuinely try to find the good in situations and help others along the way.  But I have been finding myself lately in that dark place where nothing feels like it’s ever going to get better.  That place where binge-watching The Killings in two weeks is not only okay, but justified.

The Killings.. totally worth it, btw.

So, last night, while cleaning out my Kindle, I came across a book I had bought last year and never read.  The Gratitude Diaries, by Janice Kaplan, and it was all clouds parting-choirs singing for me.

Of course, this finds it way to me when I need it.  I’ve been working on the food thing again, and exhaustion is far less when I eat better (go figure), so naturally Gratitude is the next step.

If you’re also looking a way out of fiction this summer – even though your To Read list is probably growing every day – pick this up.  We could all use a little more Gratitude in our lives, and sometimes just need somewhere to start.

Ready… set… Go!

Happy Reading Peeps 🙂

2 thoughts on “The Gratitude Diaries”

  1. Linda Cleary says:

    Thank you for the mid-summer blues pick-me-up 🙂 And yes, totally agree on the Killing. #guiltypleasures

    1. moparisian@gmail.com says:

      I cannot wait to talk about it with you 🙂

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