joy journal – December 13, 2016


In an attempt to feel better, this is my conscious attempt to remember the beautiful things, people, and experiences that enrich my life and my well being.

1. I am grateful for the soup I have prepared and drunk this evening. The nice thing about cold weather and winter is to be able to pamper myself with a hot drink or soup. I hope to remember to purchase hot chocolate packages this week; they are my favorites.

2. I am grateful for venting out via my blog this evening and getting rid of some of the negative energy.

3. I am grateful for the TV series I am watching (Rush, which is an Australian TV series) that makes my evening interesting and okay to go by.

4. I am grateful for my family; no matter what happens, loving them is a blessing. We may argue, we may mis-understand each other, we have have heart-breaks. but we love each other. Solid.

5. I am grateful for accepting my feelings as they are; they may be negative, I may be feeling down, but eventually I believe I will be okay. I may not be able to have a great relaxing holiday staycation this year, but whatever it is gonna be, I will be fine. I can always take some time off from work and try again..

6. I am grateful for thinking once again to have my will and estate planning done. I have been meaning to do this for so many years.. The problem is I feel like when it is done, I will die… This is a ridiculous feeling but this is how I feel… I must do this for my family. I must do this to have my stuff done while I am alive so that after my death I will not be a nausea for anyone. I am scared, but I will start it. I will check online and see what my options are. Then I will make appointments to talk to people/lawyers. I may be scared but this is the right thing to do. I hope to be able to accomplish it this time.. the truth is we never think we or anyone else we love will die. But we do…. Often times suddenly…. While I would love to live a long, happy, and healthy life, what is my guarantee that I will? That is a sad question that depresses me, but it is great to know that I want to live.

7. I am grateful for not having chocolate right now ๐Ÿ™‚ I would eat the entire box! And then would feel resentful aboutย it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. beautiful. It is good to be grateful. I do this thing where every time I have a negative thought ( which, you know, could be a lot some days… ) I state three things I am grateful for. Sometimes they are as simple as a bright yellow highlighter to work with, sometimes deep and thoughtful. it is a conscious effort to stay in the realm of the positive.

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  2. Wonderful list of things to be grateful for! Winter is the perfect time for those hot foods like soups, oatmeal, hot cocoa, coffee, etc. I love that about it, it just makes those things so much more enjoyable even though I eat most all year round.

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    1. yes indeed! I have soup all the time but it is the winter that makes me appreciate it most; it feels just like a great medication or something that warms my entire body and revitalize me :)) what a wonderful food ๐Ÿ™‚ the same with the hot chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not into oatmeal that much, but I just bought a pack a couple of weeks ago – it is gonna be awesome with some cinnamon and raisin ๐Ÿ™‚

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