What are you looking for?

Hey Mama,

I wanted to share a story with you! Oh about 2 years ago now I was having a day...I know you know what I'm talking about because we have all been there. A day where I was just straight up mad and irritable and complaining.

Yes, it was during a pandemic, my teenagers were being lazy and my non profit wasn't doing well, I had a lot of reasons ( or excuses) to act the way I was feeling but I want to tell you what I did.

I decided,  once I sat at my desk and saw the pile of work and felt the weight of all the things, to put my sneakers on and take a photo of every beautiful thing I saw! 

Yup, thats right I had the opportunity to decide what I was going to focus on and let me tell you- I am so glad I did.  I take this regular walk almost everyday now for 7 years but in this moment I saw the most beautiful trees and flowers and it got me thinking...What I look for and focus on I will find. 

So, today I challenge you to look for the good. Look for the beauty, even in the mundane. You will find what you're looking for so why not flip the script in your mind and find the good! You will not be disappointed! 

My attitude changed that day when I got home. I started cleaning the kitchen and my teenagers came down and helped, my son made breakfast, and took the dog outside, I made a few more calls for my non profit and got 2 or 3 things off my to do list and it was a great day! So, when I feel those negative feelings I remind myself that I have the strength to be grateful and I challenge myself to look for the good! And so can YOU!!!!

Have a beautiful day,

Nikki