It’s the morning after, and most of us (at least in the US) have leftover Turkey, and some questions to usher in the upcoming New Year.
First tip: Reheat the turkey in a covered pan in the oven and serve with sautéed onions- it will taste a thousand times better than microwaved leftovers.
Second tip: This one is about food for thought, not food for the body:
“Why, oh why, oh WHY?”
The gears in our minds work by asking questions.
In the spirit of the season, here’s an idea: Let’s flip our questions around!
What does that mean?
Most people ask, “Why am I not as wealthy as she is?” or, “Why isn’t my spouse as considerate as his?” or, “Why aren’t my kids as well-behaved as theirs are?” or, “Why is it so hard to lose weight?”
Food for thought- FLIP THE QUESTIONS 180 DEGREES!
Ask yourself: “Why am I as wealthy as I am?” No matter how terrible your financial situation, in many ways we are all far richer than kings and queens of centuries passed. We have indoor plumbing (Even King Louis VIII had an outhouse!), washers and dryers, and host of electronic appliances and communication tools.
Another question to ask: “Why is my spouse as considerate as she/he is?” As we all know that things can be infinitely worse than they are… as we’ve heard on the news all too often!
Flip your questions to asking yourself why your life is as WONDERFUL as it is, not as terrible as it is!
The law of attraction states that, “What we focus on, expands; what we avoid focusing on, contracts.”
Teenage girls have a unique ability to see what is NOT there. They can stand in front of a closet bursting with clothes and lament, “I have nothing to wear!” Teen boys display a similar ability in front of a bountiful refrigerator, complaining, “There’s nothing to eat!”
An attitude of gratitude means shifting our questions from “average” questions of “why not” to a superior mode of thinking. Let us commit to asking “why yes” questions and watch the blessings in our lives multiply a thousandfold!