You know the feeling - “I am just too tired.” Too tired to do the best at work. Too tired to do the best for your sweet family. And certainly too tired to do the best for yourself.
Your energy, “your get-up-and-go”, has, as the old saying goes, “got up and went.”. Where to find the energy to go on?
Believe it or not, it’s in your courage. It’s in your mind. Your mind’s thoughts of courage, of feeling better, of gratitude will get you through. It’s a choice. Truly.
First think thoughts of “I can.” (That’s your courage at work.)
Then start thinking thoughts of gratitude:
Gratitude that you can swing your legs out of that bed in the morning. (Some people have to stay in their beds - or wheelchairs.)
Gratitude that you have a shower and clean clothes. (Some people are living without running water.)
Gratitude that you have things to do.
Gratitude that you can read.
Gratitude that you can be better. You can! You absolutely can!
“When we improve ourselves, we put the heavenly part of our being to work. That is how we direct the Fates.” ~ Wally Carr
When your thoughts are of your gratitude, they are POWERFUL. Your energy is comin’ back. You are doing it!!
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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