Acknowledge and write down 3 reasons to be grateful
1. To be nominated for a National Diversity Award 2015. Humbled and honoured to be in such esteemed company, amongst so many inspiring equality advocates.
2. To have received so many generous endorsements for the NDA from friends and supporters across the world
These are two of the latest humbling endorsements – WOW…JUST WOW:
Friday, April 24, 2015 – “David is an inspiration to me as a tireless campaigner for equality. As a lesbian I feel marginalised on a sadly all too regular basis. David puts issues that affect us all at the forefront of everything he does and should be recognised as unfailingly positive force for good. “
Friday, April 24, 2015 – “It would be impossible to sum up all that David Watters has done in 6000 characters. For me and for my family, he has been a guide, mentor, sounding board, and trusted advisor. Each day brings a new insight and a fresh perspective on life. He has taught me more about myself than anyone else. David’s daily posts promote healthy dialogue between the people who follow him, and often spark conversation outside the virtual walls. In a perfect world, there should be no need for organizations such as Give em Hope and Never Blend In, but with equality struggles, intolerance, and bullying being at the forefront of all our minds; David is a voice cutting through the clammer and a light in the darkness. “
I’m only a vote whore because it will help me to carry on and do more of my diversity work…every vote counts and this support is so appreciated.
3. To YOU for being here, actively participating in celebrating all that is positive in life.
WILL YOU JOIN ME IN THE 21 DAY CHALLENGE?
On the surface I seem fine but I am just like you, dealing with the challenges that come my way.
Life can be one struggle after another and you can begin to wonder why you bother.
Do you ever feel that you invest too much time and energy in people and activities where your efforts are unrecognised and, perhaps worse, taken for granted?
I don’t seek praise or validation but I do need to learn where best to focus my efforts.
In a bid to maximise my time and bring more positivity, I have been searching for inspiration online.
TED talks are consistently life affirming and there’s nothing better than pouring a glass of wine and settling down to catch a few of these talks on Netflix or YouTube.
One of the talks recently was about changing your perspective and refocusing by finding and acknowledging the positives, whilst letting go and not dwelling on the negatives.
So, in a bid to reprogram my mind, I will take the 21 Day Challenge. Apparantly, after 21 Days, this thinking will become automatic.
This is not to say that I’m a negative person, far from it, but I am like anyone else; when faced with a solid, constant barrage of challenges, I get exhausted and feel my motivation begin to drop.
So, here is what I will do:
Acknowledge and write down 3 reasons to be grateful – 21 Days
1 email or message of gratitude – 21Days
In addition, I will continue to watch TED Talks, spend time with people who Uplift me, focus on what is needed to move forward by assessing what it is I really need and prioritise positive thought over negative contemplation.
The great thing about this initiative is that even before writing down my first reason to be grateful, I am buzzing as I mentally begin to consider all the many wonderful people in my life.
Damn it, I have so much to be grateful for!
WILL YOU JOIN ME?
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