Just some more thoughts on that last blog of mine... I fell asleep thinking about a good night of rest, and I actually slept for seven hours straight last night... the first time in a long while! LOL
It's the last day of the month, and as I look back, I notice that Life has been busily throwing lemons into my path this past four weeks: plans that had to be cancelled last minute, car break-downs, running out of things and not being able to find replacements... and it isn't bothering me near as much as it used to.
As I think I mentioned, I've been reading THE SECRET, and it got me thinking about that old quote of Abraham Lincoln's..."Folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
According to the book, I bring things to myself by what I focus our energy on. If I look at life through a negative filter ("I don't want to be fat," "I'm trying to lose weight," "I hope my car doesn't break down..." etc) I am giving my energy over to undesirable things, attracting the very things I'm trying to ban from my life, BECAUSE I am trying to ban them. Basically, that's going about it wrong.
Conversely, I should be able to focus on what I want in a positive way ("I look and feel fantastic at my new weight!", "I love the new car I have planned, I can feel the steering wheel under my hands," etc) and attract those things.
The whole point of the book is being happy about what we are aiming for, putting positive energy into it and expecting the best, and taking advantage of the opportunities that open up.
I just remembered another old adage. "You find what you're looking for." If I expect people to act out, or to treat me with disrespect, if I expect negative things, there they are. If I expect respect...I'm much more likely to get it. THAT one I KNOW is true! LOL
As to the book again, whether or not I "choose" the things that Life throws my way, I definitely choose my attitude about them... and at this point it's probably a good thing that I love lemonade! LOL
Lately, I've noticed that a lot of challenges sent my way seem to be opportunities in disguise...
Today, I'm going to try an experiment from the book and try to put some real, happy energy into the things I want to have happen, and see if I can create a wonderful day in advance... I've always believed that we write our own stories, so I don't see why it shouldn't work! LOL