Sometimes we all get into ruts, and that’s normal. It’s nothing to beat yourself up over… life takes care of that for us.
But if you find yourself dwelling on what you don’t have, and taking everything for granted, then it’s probably time for a focus shift.
The happiest and most successful people in the world are grateful for what they have. They don’t focus on what’s wrong, they focus on what’s right.
Doesn’t mean being in denial about something that needs attention, but it’s about being happy with what you have instead of sad about what you think you don’t have. Everything is a matter of perspective, and what you choose to focus on is what you will find growing in your life.
So if you focus on lack, you’ll experience more lack. And if you focus on gratitude, you’ll experience more to be grateful for.
This video documentary is an amazing little reminder of this concept.
Called 365Grateful, it’s one woman’s journey out of depression into happiness through the power of gratitude.
Meet Hailey Bartholomew and her inspiring project:
365grateful.com from hailey bartholomew on Vimeo.
365 Grateful is a film about uncovering what happens when ordinary people unlock the remarkable powers of gratitude.
This documentary was born out of a project created by Hailey – the ‘365 Grateful Project’. In early 2008, in an effort to fight depression, Hailey started a year long photographic project which involved taking one Polaroid photo a day of something she felt grateful for. Initially this was a chore but eventually it became a delight.
The discipline of having to look for the good things that happened every day changed her life in so many ways. Hailey found not only her marriage, spiritual life and health improved, but this project accidentally, wondrously spread and affected the lives of many others.
While doing her project Hailey posted it on Flickr. Gradually others began to do their own versions and over time 365 Grateful went viral.
Find out more on 365Grateful.com.