You hear all sorts of “talking” (don’t want to say whining) about how hard life is right now… sure there are all sorts of “stuff” going on. If one spends time looking for all the wrong things… the things that are wrong – negative – evil… will they ever have time to see the good, the positive?????
It is really all a matter of perspective…. Yes, bad things do happen, the weather does get sucky some days… abuse of all kinds does happen…. people do kill, rob, maime, disobey laws, etc…..the government should or shouldn’t yadda, yadda, yadda…. If you spend time on just reading attention grabbing headlines, watching news programs that have talking points – but no real reporting – you are just going to be saturated with “bad”, “negative”, “corruption”, “mayhem”, etc…. Then you are one of the folks that will talk about how hard life is… waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
So things happen – we are deep into a recession, folks are losing their jobs, their homes, our weather is changing, we are in a needless war… yes… and????? What is going on in your life right now? Do you have a place to sleep tonight? Do you have food to eat? Right now, this very instant… how are YOU? Just for this moment – are you ok? (And I am not talking about being sleepy, ornery, etc.) Yeah, you are probably ok right now…. This very moment…. In the now…. You are ok….
So what else is ok in your life… today – not the future, but today? Take a moment and just list them… I have lots ok in my life… I have this computer to write on, I have a place to live, I have clothes to put on, I have food to eat, I have a great husband (well, most of the time), I get to see my kids often, etc.
So, personally, I am a half full kinda gal…. I can recognize that things are hard, not balanced around me, but I also can go within and be at peace, be balanced and appreciate the good around me… Can you?
Coffee anyone… coffee is a good thing……………………