When I look out the window and see the fall colours beginning to emerge, or catch a glimpse of the V shape of a flock of Canadian Geese headed back south, I get to decide what I let my thoughts wander to. Is it the beauty of the crimsons and golds? The majesty of the Canadian Goose and how fortunate I am to catch a glimpse of the migration? OR is it that any day now I'll be sweeping the snow off of my car and freezing my nu-nu's off, complaining of the cold and dark and ALWAYS exaggerating how long and miserable winter is?
When the idea of our little production company was conceived about 3 years ago, the name Rosy Window was arrived at very purposefully - we all know that it is not healthy to look at the world through rose coloured glasses (that may be a bit naïve) but we can choose to see a rosier world if we look through the right frame.
We are all creatures of habits, this is true of all of our thought processes, so when something happens or when we are going through the day to day, the habit of positive thought or negative thought is very powerful, changing this instantaneous thought process is not as hard as it may appear. Practicing the art of re-framing is a great way to start, aware at first, purposely re-writing those thoughts, until it's no longer a conscious effort at all, it is simply noticing the "glass half full" first as the habitual thought response is positive.
We are beginning our 12 week "Re-Frame Campaign" we would love to hear from you. Can you think of an example of a perfect re-frame? Is there something that you need help re-framing? Send us a picture of your favourite window we would love to include it in our campaign.
What are you grateful for?
Embracing all that we have and being truly grateful leaves little room for dwelling on what we might perceive as a lack. Gratitude for the connection we have with others, no matter if it is short or long, for our homes, big or small, our holiday fair, a snack or a feast.
Gratitude simply invites more opportunities of contentment, joy and feeling blessed.
Studies have shown that being grateful can improve; relationships, self-esteem, mental strength, physical & psychological health, enhance empathy and reduce aggression.
Share with us in the comments below! - What are you grateful for today?
Check out Amy Morin’s article “7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round” at forbes.com for more info on the benefits of gratitude.
Rosy Window Staff