Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's a Beautiful Day!

 I get up every morning and say, "What good things are in store for me today?" I wasn't always so positive. I grew up with a very negative mother. When I'd say, "It's a beautiful day!" She'd answer with, "Yeah, but it's gonna rain after while."

As you might guess, living with someone like that all your life sort of rubs off on you, but somewhere along the line, I started to think differently and, to my surprise, my life started to go in a new direction. It seems that we are what we think! If you sit around thinking bad things all the time, then bad things are likely to happen, but change those thoughts to good ones and it's just the opposite.

The change in me didn't happen overnight, but it did happen. I now find myself smiling and expecting good things much more than I do bad. It's so liberating - just to let all your worries go and imagine only good things happening. You smile more, you like people more and life is just so much better all around. I know people who haven't learned that yet. Nothing ever pleases them. They only see the negative in every situation... as my mother did.

My faith plays a big part in my attitude. I'm convinced that the only way to be truly happy is to believe in a Higher Power. Otherwise, you have nothing to live for. Your significant other, just like you, will gradually grow older losing his/her physical beauty and faculties. Eventually, one of you will die leaving the other to carry on alone. Your children will grow up and leave you to make lives of their own. This is as it should be. Even your pets will die. The only thing that never changes is your God. This is where true happiness and contentment begin. Think about it.

Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just went back to the beginning of your blogs peggy. This is very good.