I’m trying this new thing where I am trying to be more direct and conscious with my words and actions. I am trying to be more aware of how I make people feel, and making them more aware of how I feel about them. It’s been about two months, and I’m probably the only one that notices the change, but it is so great to drop little phrases like “I am thankful that you like to workout with me!” Or “I am thankful that you taught me this” or “you are so creative and I wish I could have thought of this”.
So simple right?!
It really is. I feel like I have always been pretty honest, but a lot of times I crack jokes and am less serious than I should be. I want people to know that they have a positive impact on my life, and that I appreciate them for that. Since I have cut out most all toxic people, it has left me A LOT to be thankful for.
I can’t control what I can’t control, but I can control myself and how I make others feel or how I react in situations. So I will confront my doubts, praise the things and people I like, and always be mindful of what I am spreading into the universe.
Trying to teach this to my children is going to be another story! But maybe they’ll learn by watching. 🤞🏼
So there is that. On my blog for accountability, I suppose.
When is the last time you let someone know you were thankful or dropped kind words just because? Give it a try!
❤ MS Andrea Jackson