Hopefully you’ve read the story of two wolves. Basically it boils down to this: if you want the Good Wolf to win, what will you feed it to make it strong?
Rather than make New Years resolutions and break them before the end of the month (so glad that gym membership from last year has quietly expired now…) this seems like a good time to think about what I’m going to feed my Wolf this year.
Well, funnily enough I received a really brilliant xmas present that can help me answer that. It’s called a Little Book Of Gratitude. And it’s empty.
At least it’s empty now. The idea is that every day I write in it three things I’m grateful for. It’s only the 4th January and I’m starting to realise that that’s not as easy as it sounds.
I mean, there are millions of things I’m grateful for and the first few days it was hard to name just three. But then there are days like today when I’m running late, the door keeps going, my nose is dripping and I have a blog post to write before I run for my train. And suddenly it’s so much harder to focus on things I’m thankful for. That natural human instinct to only look at the negatives has crept in and I’m feeling grumpy and resentful about having to be grateful!
Whoa!! Well, thank you Little Book Of Gratitude for pulling me up on that one. I’m going to grab my pen and be thankful right now for the cup of tea that was made for me this morning, for not slipping into a deep blue funk today and for the little book that prevented it.
So that’s what I will be feeding my Wolf this year. Lots of gratitude. I will take time every day to think about the stuff that I am so lucky to have in my life: people, music, work, dogs, cake and love. And so many more. And I will serve them to my Wolf in a Thank You Sandwich for breakfast.
Johnny Wolf x