“Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Moods can be good and they can be super bad. We all get into funky bad moods from time to time, but the important thing is to get ourselves out as quickly as possible. Life is stressful at times and we can end up going down a dark rabbit hole if we are not careful. When I saw this quote by Eckhart Tolle I thought, yes, this is what I need to do to get out of a mood that really isn’t me and one I’ve been entertaining for a few days too many.

I know from experience that practicing gratitude, and thinking about all the good that is already in your life does bring about abundance at least in the way you feel about yourself and your life. So does getting in touch with nature. It’s the sweet little things in life that bring us the most joy, but most of the time we are too busy chasing our tails to notice.

Try squishing your toes in the wet sand and feel carefree. The beach always does it for me, but if that’s not possible, go outside when it’s dark and look up at the sky letting the stars fill your eyes. Everything seems so small and petty when you look up at the night sky. Play with water in the ocean, pool, and even in the sink and let it delight you. There is something about water that does it for me. Smell the flowers in the garden and become renewed. And if you can, get into a car with a convertible top, and put that sucker down letting your hair blow wherever as you drive. All of this and so much more can remind you that yes, you are alive, and should be enjoying every second of your life. Well, maybe not every second, but most of your time on this earth.

Don’t let life get you down. Focus, be mindful, and spend more time loving being alive than in a funky bad mood.

32 thoughts on “Moods

  1. Such an awesome and positive post Michele.


  2. I’m blessed to be living on the coast Michele, that beautiful rhythm of the sea while walking along the beach is very peaceful and calming 😀


  3. Invisibly Me says:

    This is such a wonderfully uplifting post, I needed to read this today.
    On a side note, I’d love to ride a convertible with the top down, I’ve always thought that would be an amazing experience! 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend xx

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    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, Caz 🙂 It is so much fun and a great stress reliever to ride with the top down. We used to have a convertible and after a busy stressful day at work, I always looked forward to doing just that. I miss my convertible.


  4. smilecalm says:

    now in the mood
    for life 🙂


  5. neilsonanita says:

    Wonderful post Michele! I love staring up at the night sky in wonder. I love being grateful and encouraging others to be likewise, just as you have done here. Much love and lots of blessings and gratitude for your blog and those of many others who offer positive encouragement and support.


    • Thank you Anita! Isn’t the night sky just the best. In todays world especially, it’s so important for us to be encouraging to others and even to ourselves. Giving gratitude sure is a good way to start.


  6. What a great post. We all need to find, cherish and head off to the places or things that can take us from the dark tunnel of a bad mood to a much better location, so to speak. For me, its getting outdoors. The smell of a pine forest washes all the bad and dirt away. When we have our mind in the right place being grateful and looking for the positive in all, it’s going to be a good day.

    Thanks for posting!


  7. Eliza says:

    I was actually just saying the other day that I have to get back to writing what I’m grateful for – writing a list each evening with at least 10 things and re-reading it in the morning first thing.
    I hope you can get a new convertible one day…


  8. As always a great and positive post.


  9. Pazlo says:

    “I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition, and less upon the dark side, and to consider what I enjoyed, rather than what I wanted: and this gave me sometimes such secret comforts, that I cannot express them; and which I take notice of here, to put those discontented people in mind of it, who cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them. All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.”

    -Daniel Defoe, “Robinson Crusoe”

    Seek peace,



  10. Lovely post, thank you 🙂


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  12. Rabindranath Pradhan says:

    A beautiful post.


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