This is a picture Margie took of me driving on my way to write. Selfies while driving can be dangerous.
As noted in an earlier post, I have been trying to find things to be grateful for, or things I love while driving. This has not only put me in a better mood, but alerted me to many things on my travel I may have missed. I’ve noticed sounds I love, scents I love. Green lights I’ve been grateful for.
Today on the way to the gym the sun was shinning bright and I was really grateful for that. As I was talking to myself about this (many people probably think I’m on the phone, but really just talking to myself) I noted how everything looks better when it is sunny out. Especially in the Wisconsin winter.
Then I had a strange revelation. The things I were looking at were the same, they were just in the sun. That in itself is not that impressive. As I continued my conversion with the charming author in the car, I realized how much this resembles life. If we bring a positive or sunny attitude you life things look a lot better than if we bring a gloomy or negative attitude. Even if life itself doesn’t change, the way we view it can make all of the difference.
From this point forward I’m going to do my best to stay on the sunny side of the street, even when it is raining.
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Sun to me represents birth! Grass, trees and flowers coming to life. Wildlife is busy with the newborns, birds are making nests and singing. Yet the dark still hangs over my head because dogs and cats are getting lost, some are suffering starvation and abuse. Poachers and trophy hunters are still killing. Wildfires are burning acres of forests and homes. Seals are being clubbed to death for their pelts, whales are hunted and our seas over fished. Sometimes the beauty I see becomes over-shadowed by the evil of man. Then I remember, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Then I can go on!
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