Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
It’s nice to be back blogging again. The last six months have been some of the most difficult of my life. My stepdad, who was like a second father to me, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this past summer. After a short, yet bravely fought battle, he passed away in the fall. I miss him terribly. I decided to take some time off from the blog to grieve and start healing. I have a long way to go, but I think I’m ready to get back into it.
The last few months have wildly changed my perspective on life. Things I used to think were a big deal no longer hold much importance. Time spent with loved ones is more precious than ever and something to be treasured. I’ve learned many lessons.
Perhaps the greatest and most surprising lesson was about gratitude.
Okay, I’m not going to lie, for the longest time I thought gratitude was some hippy, feel-good, mumbo-jumbo. Turns out, I was wrong. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, an impending winter storm forced the hubby and me to leave my family and go home earlier than we planned. I was devastated that we had to leave early and felt terrible to leave my Mom. The pain and sadness were overwhelming. In these times, I often turn to my phone to distract myself. While perusing through the Play Store, I came across the Gratitude App. In my despair, I decided to download it thinking it was hogwash but it couldn’t hurt to check it out.
Words cannot describe how glad I am that I stumbled across this app. Turns out, being grateful really does help change your attitude and your outlook on life. The app has a daily inspirational quote which helps me get my day started off on the right foot. It also provides an easy guide to writing what you’re thankful for and why. I’ve found that writing why you’re grateful for something takes the exercise to a whole new level. It really makes you think about things in a deeper way. It’s easy to say you’re thankful for x, y, and z, but saying why you’re grateful for those things takes greater consideration. After using this app for a couple months, I find myself seeing the good in even bad situations.
If you’re looking to start the new year off on the right foot or just need an easy way to record your thoughts, I highly recommend the Gratitude App!
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