Focus, where should it be?

I saw something today that said the more we are thankful for, the more we attract things to be thankful for.


I have been really struggling lately and I think I have lost my focus. I have so much going on, and not all of it is good. I have been unable to prioritize, and therefore am failing to get much done. I am feeling like a horrible friend as I have been a recluse and not in touch with anyone, not family or friends and perhaps making me feel even more guilty are those I was mentoring have slipped from my focus. So I have allowed myself to focus or dwell on what is wrong, what I am not doing, what I am failing at.



Even recognizing this does not mean I crawl out of it.  Even knowing what I am doing wrong does not make it easy to do what is right. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I have much to be thankful for, but that does not keep me from staying right where I am, focusing on the bad, the wrong, the undone.  


Why is it so easy to stay here, to focus on the not so good? I am thinking that is a million dollar question. I could probably make a lot of money if i knew that answer! But I don’t, and I have yet to meet anyone who does.


So it is a conscious effort on my part to pull out of this funk. To remember to focus on the good, to be grateful instead of wanting. So, I end with a question: what do you do to keep or return your focus to the good?