Sunday, April 13, 2008

Reasons to Be Thankful

Be thankful for the one or ones who got away. They made room for the right one to be in your life. Remember what Becky says, "You only love those who love you."

Be thankful for the one you let go because, according to what Becky says "Men and women are like trains - another one will be along in five minutes. Therefore, if a train doesn't stop at your station, it's not your train."

Be thankful for all your past relationships even those that broke your heart. Those relationships made you the person you are today. Right now take a moment, or if you're the Dating Diva or Dating Don Juan you'll need to take several days, to thank and bless all those you've dated.

Be thankful that you've taken risks and put yourself out there in the dating trenches. Yes, war is hell and so is dating. Think of all those horrible dates. Then think of all those wonderful dates. Remember those who made you feel loved and tingly all over. Now think about those who made you angry and hurt your feelings. Dating often causes temporary insanity and totally makes you lose perspective. Relationships make you lose control, and we all know how much we hate to give up control. It's so uncomfortable.

When you finish reviewing the good, the bad, and the ugly of your love life, and all the silly or stupid things you did, do yourself a favor and lighten up. It's only life and it's not yet. You've got a lot more living to do. So, take a moment to really laugh at yourself. Then congratulate yourself for all your efforts in looking for love - even though you were probably looking in all the wrong places. Bless your willingness to take those risks once upon a time. And bless the mistakes you've made in your current relationship because I'm sure you'll make a few more.

Be thankful that you have a past. Now wave bye-bye to it and start living your life. If you keep living in the past you're not present. If you're not present, you're missing your life and life will surely pass you by.

Be thankful for all the love in your life and all the wonderful relationships you have.
Don't take any of those relationships for granted. The grass usually is not greener on the other side. And, unfortunately, too many of us, don't know what we had, until it's gone.

Be thankful that you have the power to change your life and your relationships. It's up to you to create the life you desire. Remember what Becky says, "You don't get what you want in this world, you get what you believe you can have."

Make a wish list of the kind of relationship you desire to have in your life. Now create a plan on how you are going to bring that relationship or relationships into your life and how you are going to nurture them to either maintain them or make them blossom.

Be thankful and grateful for everything that you have. You're very lucky. The only way to bring more into your life is to appreciate and be grateful for what you do have. As long as you focus on what you don't have, you'll always see what you don't have, what is missing in you and in all your relationships.

The Native Americans sum it up beautifully. Inside each one of us is the wolf of compassion and the wolf of anger. Which one wins depends on which one we feed.

I wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday.

Be well. Be wonderful. Be.

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