|Often, I get up just to see the sun rise. The beauty and splendor of it goes a long way in making me appreciate the day ahead.|
I don't understand what makes my family wake up so stinking cranky! I don't get that. I'm always so thankful and grateful I made it through the night and God gifted me with a chance to live out another day, how could I possibly be sad? Often, I get asked what my "secret" to happiness is. Why am I always so full of joy? Surely, my life is perfect? I must live in a mansion and have tons of servants, cash, good health, and no problems. Ha!! Hardly. Most of you know that none of those things are true for me. My life is far from perfect. But everyone has troubles. And if I woke up every day and focused on all of the bad things and worries and stress, I would never get out of bed. Instead, I CHOOSE to put all of my energy and strength into focusing on all of the positive things I've got going on. To me, the key is being grateful and thankful for every good thing I've been given and choosing to focus on that, instead of the negative.
Over the course of time, I've encountered some really negative people. They look me in the face and swear that they have absolutely nothing positive or good going on in their lives, and nothing to be thankful for. Man, does that just make me want to cry. I'm not trying to be patronizing, but I can usually point out a good fifteen or twenty things they should/could be thankful for in less than thirty seconds!!
What choice will you make today? Will you choose to focus on the glass that's half-empy or half-full? I challenge you to look at your life today with a renewed sense of purpose. Most of us are here are writers, try this: wake up each morning this week and write down everything you can think of to be thankful for. At the end of the week, go back and look at your list. It might just blow your mind at how many good things we might tend to take for granted every day.
Happy Monday Peeps- Jaybird