If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Todays Focus: Give up negativism----be positive.
Optimism comes from the Latin word optimus, meaning best, which describes how an optimistic person is always looking for the best in any situation and expecting good things to happen.
There were times in my life where I didn’t really like the person I was becoming. I’d wake up each morning with a feeling of dread about what the new day would bring. I finally got tired of that feeling . I did’t like feeling tired out and dreading every day. I turned to reading a lot of what folks like Norman Vincent Peele and Max Lucado had to say. They gave me a lift to each day. I started looking looking at life through new lenses. Instead of seeing the negative I began to look for the positive in each day.
Grief changes us and after the death of my husband, I had people say to me…you’ve got to snap out of it. You are not like yourself at all. Truly there were days that I wouldn’t have made it at all, except for the fact that I had to because of my children. I had to make a home and a life for them, they were my responsibility.
My faith took on new meaning. You can't change by yourself. But you can spend time with the One who is able to help. Do what you can, and let God do the rest. It really is that simple. Sometimes you can’t do it all by yourself.
Where there is a will, there is a way.