Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunny Side Up!
When life throws you a curve ball, how do you react? I've seen such a wide variety in my own personal experience. People who only dwell on the negative, what they can't do, what they have to give up. These people often are so bitter that it just emanates from them. I'm sure we have all met some people like this, right? On the other hand, I have met people who despite truly difficult circumstances, meet life with a smile. They focus on what they can do, the blessings their life holds. When you are around these people you can just feel the energy coming from them. Now I don't know about you, but I want to be in the second group! So how do we get there, even when our nature may lean toward the negative side? By making a conscience effort to avoid that negative thinking. To that end I have made two lists. A list of the positive and a list of the negative about my current situation. The pro's and con's if you will. Once the lists were made I took the negative list and ran it through my shredder. Then I took the positive list and taped it up in an area where I see it everyday. Actually several times a day! It is hard to be negative with the positive side of life staring you in the face! Try it and let me know how it works for you!