Thursday, January 24, 2008


I received this message in my e-mail box from the Daily Om

It helped me put things into perspective and I thought maybe somebody else could benefit from this message too. The cartoon above is not related to the article but I found it a while ago and thought it would be great to share for a smile or a laugh.

January 23, 2008
Attitude Follows Perspective
Shifting The Mood

We all have days when we are faced with chores, errands, or responsibilities that we don’t want to do. At times like these, it’s easy to get into a bad mood and stay in one as we tackle these tasks. However, given the fact that our bad mood will not change the fact that we have to do these things, and will most likely make things worse, we could also try to shift our attitude. Many wise people have pointed out that it is not so much what we do as it is how we do it that makes the difference in our lives.

It's important when we're facing something that's really hard for us, whether it's doing taxes, paying bills, or visiting a challenging relative, that we lovingly support ourselves through the process. The more supported we feel, the easier it is to open our minds to the idea that we could change our way of looking at the situation. In truth, most of the chores we don't like doing are intimately intertwined with our blessings. When we remember this, we feel gratitude, which makes it hard to stay in a dark mood.

We can shift our attitude by considering how much we love our home as we clean it and how lucky we are to have a roof over our head. Any task can be transformed from a burden to a necessary aspect of caring for something we love. All we have to do is shift our perspective, and our attitude follows shortly behind.


Felicia said...

I read something one day that really struck home on this topic. You can tell how your day and your mood is going to be by the number of dirty dishes still waiting to be washed. I thought at the time it was silly but you know the larger of pile of dirty dishes on the counter the worse my day seemed to be lol. We get the dishes done every night and every day has been a good day *shrug* Don't know if its true or not but thought it was an interesting idea. The book Sink Reflections really hits on this subject. Its amazing how when you just stop and look at something in a different way how it can easily change to something "not so bad" or "there are worse things".

Thanks for the post. Was very thought provoking!

Have a SUPER day!

Hanlie said...

Thank you for such a valuable message. I really believe in mind power, but like everything one has to practice it daily. This journey is about so much more than food, isn't it?