TERRIFIC 2's Tuesday /Optimism and Gratitude
Someone once reminded me, The average pencil is seven inches long, and the eraser is only a quarter of an inch long - just in case you thought optimism was dead.
Positive thinking has become a way of life for me. I don't think you can force yourself to be positive. It's something inside of you that just seems to grow and grow when you just take the time to love what you do and to love those around you.
It doesn't mean that all my days are rosy poesy. It means that even if the day is one of the worst in my life there is something good to see in it. I look for those bright spots and find them every day.
The past is behind us and each and every day brings something new. If I dwell on what went wrong yesterday I spoil my chances of seeing what is good in today. Sometimes the best way to deal with problems is just to relax and let things take there course. Life happens for all of us. None of us is immune to the ups and downs that come our way.
If everything always went my way then I'd not have the opportunity to grow and learn new things. My way isn't always the best way and there is lots of new things to see and do.
Every day I take the time to look for those blessings, blessings that have come my way and to be thankful for them. Every cloud has a silver lining and finding that bright side gives me something to focus on and gets me through any storms sent my way.
I like being around positive and happy people but just because they are happy isn't going to make me a happy person. I think that being positive is something we all need to decide for ourselves. Sometimes that takes just being fed up with being miserable. That's the way it was for me. Too many wrong things had happened in my life, but when I finally woke up and saw all the good things, it was the best feeling I could have ever possibly imagined.
I read a story about a man in a snow storm and as he was driving it was getting worse by the minute. He was having a hard time seeing just where the road was. He took an exit to a near by rest area and checked out his car. He found that snow and ice had covered his headlights. After freeing the coating of ice and snow he got back on the road and found the world to be a much brighter place.
Such is our lives. Every day we get the choice to be miserable or happy. And if I make the choice to be happy it will be a much more joyful day.
Today I'm thankful for the miracle that occurred in my life and changed the way I think. I call it a miracle because it was unbelievable how fast my life turned around
That's my 2 for this TERRIFIC Tuesday. I hope that your day will be one filled with optimism and lots of gratitude. Clear away the 'stuff' and the world will be a brighter place.