Welcome to the Happiness Blog Hop, brought to you buy Scrapworthy Lives! This month the we are focusing on contemplating the heavens. The idea that resonated with me was gratitude.
The process of selling my house has been exhausting. If you’ve ever been through it you know: a house you are selling is not the same as a house you actually live in. I had to take apart my office because people could not visualize the space as a dining room. I had to take apart my craft room for the same reason. I spend the majority of my time either, 1. Being on the computer or 2. Scrapbooking. Now, I have no dedicated space for either activity.
What I have lost in all of the craziness is the attitude of gratitude. When I was laid off, I knew I would be OK because of my savings. I was grateful every day that I had had such a lucrative career, that I was able to be on “vacation” for two years and still manage. I can’t remember the last time I stopped and paused to take a breath. It was time to take a step back and look at the big picture instead of focusing just on selling the house. It compelled me to create this:
It’s funny how cultivating gratitude can turn so much negative into positive. I can’t spend these last weeks and months in this house being annoyed by everything. Once I started thinking about all the good things, the hard chairs at the kitchen table where my laptop is are just a minor inconvenience. The card table that I have to constantly put away for showings is super easy to set back up. I just have to keep focusing on moving forward!
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