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On the bright side however....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I think I am going to make a new goal for myself. I can't word it: Be more positive! because that is not measurable and a goal should be measurable. I think what I need to do is to, firstly, NOTICE when I am being negative; and secondly, I need to replace that negative thought with a positive one. And when searching for a positive thought, gratitude is a good place to start.

So instead of saying, I'm sick, I should say, "Thank you God for the streak of a few days when I felt well!" And I can say, if my hands hurt, "Thanks Lord that my feet are not hurting."

This is not a matter of words. It is not putting on blinders or rose colored glasses. It is merely an effort to shift my focus from the problems to the blessings. It is true that I have a lot of problems in my life (mostly health related), but I'm sure there are many good things going on as well...they just don't get my attention! I think that the benefits to me will probably be greater happiness, better health, and probably more friendships, because who wants to sit around and hear a bunch of complaints??

Aren't pansies such happy flowers? They always remind me of a smiling face!
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