I have to be grateful.

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So often you can sit and wallow in your own circumstances when things don’t go as planned – I know I do. 

Sometimes its hard to remain positive when others around you can pull you down with their own negativity, demands or mood swings – this happens far more easily than I would like!

Other times its hard to pull yourself out of disappointment when your expectations of others isn’t met – this is a big one for me, I push my expectations onto others!

There are so many things in this world that can make you feel down and instantly change your mood. Stupid little things that we know don’t matter in the long term but can change in an instant!

Often times its out of our control when we deal with people on a daily basis. Your mood can be affected just by someones response…or no response. It’s incredible!

I know I have to keep reminding myself to snap out of it and instead look to all the things I am grateful for DAILY!

To not let the moods of others change me – they are their moods not mine!  Instead constantly be that positive person who continues to smile and laugh, even through irritation.

With that comes a lot of patience and I’m learning more and more that patience is a habit. You have to routinely do it for it to become second nature. That may take me till I’m 60 or more, but hey, I’m still going to try.

For me, it’s also about finding strength outside of myself, outside of my circumstance and for that, I pray. I have to take myself away from that situation, find a quiet spot (sometimes a bathroom) and pray for patience, pray to be understanding and pray to be kind through every moment!

Its definitely a growing process and I’m so happy that I’ve realised recently that I don’t have to have the answers to everything, that I shouldn’t have to spend time anxious about situations I can’t control – I just have to;

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” Romans 12:12 NIV

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6 thoughts on “I have to be grateful.

  1. Michelle says:

    This is so true Finley for me too. Right now I’m dealing with someone who’s mood could bring me down if I allow it too. Instead I’m trying to be encouraging and wait it out. From Ember Grey’s link up.

  2. Emily (@embergreyblog) says:

    Not allowing the moods of others affect me is a tough one – one I have to consciously work on weekly. (Especially if it’s someone close to me.) Continuing to keep busy and moving forward seems to help (and I know that’s vague, haha). Praying for strength to have patience is key- totally agree with you!

    • Finn says:

      yes its always a work in progress and strange how despite your own mood it can still affect you. i agree, even though vague haha, that thats true though. its when you focus on someone elses mood and think about how it affects you that it really DOES affect you! Thanks for reading Emily 🙂

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