Nothing is worse than a gloomy day. Here are some inspiration thoughts to help you to smile and stay positive.
When it’s cold and gloomy, it can be a challenge to get out of bed in the morning – and working on your new life resolutions is probably the last thing you want to do! It’s tempting to just hibernate, and sometimes the grey skies can even get us into a bit of a depression. Here are some happy thoughts to help warm and brighten you up from the inside.
Your Loved Ones Are With You
Remember your loved ones are watching over you. Look for signs that they are with you. Sometimes it might be something small and silly that makes you laugh. That’s great, because they want you to laugh and be happy! My friend has a small stuffed animal toy that she keeps in her car. It was something that was very special to her and her dad. “It’s been there for a year and has never moved,” she told me. “Then one morning, I was feeling sad and down. I stopped at a red light, and the toy suddenly slid down into my lap. I had to laugh.” She took that as her dad saying hi to her, reminding her that he was there with her. It brightened her day, and now whenever she looks at that toy, she smiles, remembering her dad is there with her every day.
Don’t Forget To Breathe
Sometimes it can be as simple as remembering to breathe. Sit quietly with your hands on your abdomen. Watch your hands rise and fall with each breath. This simple exercise can help re-energize you and get you more in sync with your body, mind and spirit!
With all the bundling of scarves and socks and boots, we might forget the person there underneath all those layers. Self care is important in the cold winter months. Treat yourself to a “me day”! Give yourself permission to cuddle up on the couch and watch your favorite show. You don’t have to be busy doing all the time. Sometimes, it’s healthy to just be. When it’s dry and cold, our hands get chapped, and our skin feels dry. Pick up some new lotion or a lip balm with a festive label. Those little touches of self care make all the difference!
Pay It Forward
When you’re really in a funk, it’s good to do something nice for someone else. One time, I was bringing my cat, Lord, to chemotherapy, I had taken time out of my schedule to run to the cat hospital, and I was all stressed out about the work piling up back at the office. I was rattled and upset – worrying about Lord and feeling overwhelmed. I pulled into the drive in for a cup of coffee, and when I pulled out my wallet at the drive-thru window, I learned that the person in front of me paid for my coffee at Dunkin’ donuts. Wow! That was so great. The girl at the drive thru suggested that I pay it forward by buying coffee for the person behind me. Great idea! That just made it even better. The kind stranger in the car in front of me had no idea what a terrible morning I was having. I didn’t know who that person was, or even if they were a man or a woman, but they made my day. And their kindness expanded to the next person too!
Whatever is going on, there’s usually a way out of the dark. When it’s cold and dark on the outside, remember you can light a spark of warmth and light on the inside. And your light can shine so brightly that it warms and inspires the people around you too!
Just remember that you are never alone. You have Angels and loved ones in Spirit that are with you and watching over you. Even when you do not feel them, they are there. I hope this article brought you a little bit of comfort and made you smile. I hope one day to see you at one of my group readings in the future. It is truly amazing how so many people walk in sad and nervous but leave hopeful and inspired just by being part of a group reading. If it feels right, I hope that you will take a look at my group reading schedule by clicking HERE. You never know when there is a message waiting for you in Spirit.
Matt, thank you for this beautiful blog. It makes me feel good just reading it. I will start my random acts of kindness today and do one just for you! Keep spreading love & light.
Thanks for the great words of inspiration Matt.Yes sometimes the weather can bring you down.I make sure there is light in the house ,and candles are a great sense of light.Take careI am hoping to come to see you in the spring.
Amen to that!
This blog came to me at just the right time. I have been feeling so out of sync. I will definitely be taking some much needed time for self-care. Thank You!
Hi Matt from the UK! I started reading your articles after watching you on YouTube and now I am hooked! You have brought me so much comfort and inspiration through your videos and teachings. Thank you for all that you do!
Matt, I just checked your event schedule. I am so excited to hear you are finally coming to Los Angeles! I will absolutely be there with my family. Love you and your work !
Keep up the good work my friend!
Thanks for this encouraging message. Your random act of kindness encorages me to do the same. Great idea. It would make me feel good.
I needed this today <3 thank you for reminding me that we are beings of light-always connected. Looking forward to seeing you in South Florida
You are so genuine and compassionate i love it. Thank you everything you say i beleive but is nice to get reminded. Many many blessings
I love receiving signs…it really does bring comfort…thanks for your daily inspiration Matt….
Hi. I live in the remote tropical island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. I have been following you on youtube since a few months now. You have come as a ray of light in my life and I have been sharing your teachings and works to many people and myself and many have completely changed our notions of the after life and are more comfortable with the notion of death now that we know that death does not exist and that our departed ones are always by our side and guiding us. Thank you for your marvelous job and I hope that one day you will also visit my country Mauritius.
Matt I saw the Devens, MA venue and enjoyed hearing orhers who loved ones who came through. I am looking into booking another venue and will be bringing my best friend. This blog made my day a little better knowing my loved ones arw always near. I have continued signs from my ex husband as I’m always finding feathers which blows me away trying to figure out what he is trying to say to me. I always talk to him and when songs come on the radio that he liked. I hope at the next venue that his spirit comes through so you can relay his message to me that I can relay to my children.