In a world where you can be anything, be yourself
this was a random quote I saw on Facebook. It is a great reminder that while people pull us in a million different directions it is vital we stay true to ourselves and our core values and beliefs. We will examine in greater detail how to do this and why it is important later in the week. For today let us just ponder this amazing thought.
Yesterday we discussed focusing on what people bring to our lives and what we love about them so in the challenging times we can remember it is just a situation, not the person we are upset with. Here is how to apply that same logic to other situations in life. Ever had a bad day at work? If your answer is no, please leave the name of where you work in the comments section so I can apply. In almost every job I know even ones people enjoy there are bad days. The important part here, much like with people is to come up with a list of things you love about your job so when the bad day happens you will understand it is the exception and not the rule. The same works for your car/your house and every other thing and situation we can imagine. So much like yesterday I suggest picking out the things that give you the most headaches and compose lists of things about them that you are grateful for. Car always seem to have problems? I know this one all too well. It does get us to and from work so we can at least earn the money to fix it. Allows for longer travel. House having things going bad left and right it seems? Try you and your family being homeless. One time last winter we had no heat, it seemed freezing inside. Then I went out to get a warm cup of coffee. First, that fact I could afford one and travel there safely I began to appreciate. I also realized I had four walls to block the wind, a roof to block the snow. It could always be far worse. Quite often we are focused on the problem and our need to fix it. Chances are that 90% of the things in your life are going right, do not let the 10% ruin that. Like to two mentioned examples, even in the worst of times there is always something to be grateful for.
Have a legendary weekend my friends!