“I never know how things are going to work out but I have learned that things always work out for the best when you have the right attitude. When I think positive and feel positive I act positive. When I feel confident and hopeful and joyful I know whatever situation comes my way I am able to handle it. I know I am able to handle it better when I am feeling my best than otherwise. So I continue to do those things that allow me to move in the direction of being optimal.
When I have faith and believe in myself I know no matter what comes I am resourceful to be able to handle it. I know when I am thankful and filled with gratitude challenges, while there, are considered opportunities to learn, grow and change for the better. When I feel blessed nothing can stop me.
So each day I make time to put my head on straight and think the best thoughts, find the best feelings and take the best actions in my behalf. I aim at my long term and short term goals and determine to make my dreams come true. Throughout the day I make whatever adjustments I have to – to stay this way. Sometimes it is very easy, sometimes it is much more difficult but I keep going. I have learned no matter what to always persevere.
When I am feeling the finest I know incredible things are coming my way even if I am not yet able to see them. As a result of my attitude I find more opportunities and doors opening up. I make it a point to think of myself as a magnet attracting all good things. I mean, why the heck not?
I prefer how I am when I feel this way. Do I ever get down, sure. When that happens I notice it, accept it as a signal that something needs my attention to get back into harmony. I don’t fight it I am learning to not resist. Whatever we resist persists. I’d rather turn resistance into assistance and move forward. So I return back to what I want and focus on that.
It is no different than going to a buffet. There are things I like, really enjoy and savor. There are items on the buffet I am not crazy about or downright don’t like. When I encounter something I don’t like I do not get bent out of shape about it, instead I move on to something I like. I choose what I want, what I like. I don’t spend the rest of my dinner worried about or thinking about what I didn’t like or want I spend the time enjoying what I want to enjoy. My focus is on what I want not what I don’t want.
I am finding when I focus on what I desire and want I get more of it. I keep my eye on this no matter what the present moment is like. I choose where to place my awareness. In doing so I find I am creating all sorts of wonderful moments in life.
I am no expert believe me but I am so much better today than I was a while back. It has come at a cost. The cost is effort each day and never quitting regardless how what is going on or how I feel. Is it worth it? OH GOD ABSOLUTELY! The return on investment is staggering beyond anything I could have imagined. Well being has been so under-rated.
I am so blessed and finding more each moment. Life is good, life is great, life is grand!
One of my favorite passages is from the Bible. “This is the day the lord has made rejoice and be glad in it”
Whether one believes in a lord or not doesn’t matter to me. The potent message to pay attention to is the same. This is the day we have rejoice and be glad!!!
I find this is a far better choice of how to spend any day than sad, angry, confused or hopeless. Happiness, faith, good feelings are always a choice. SO I am rejoicing and being glad.
Believe me when I say this, if I can enjoy my life and make positive changes for myself, ANYONE can. We are all the same in spirit. I have no advantage in positive thinking at all.
As I stated happiness in life it comes at a price and that prices is to decide each moment to be happy instead of otherwise. To decide to look for the best instead of otherwise. To decide to maintain your focus no matter what appears otherwise or what challenges there may be. To decide if you ever get off track to return and get on track as quickly as you are able. To decide to go first and put it out there because no one else can do it for you. To decide to accept and let go of problems and look for solutions as cheerfully as possible. To decide be thankful for each moment and to live with gratitude. To decide to celebrate and rejoice frequently each day.
Is it worth it? Absolutely?
It is really quite simple, and easy enough to do. Especially, if you decide to think about it that way.
I started small. I began reading a chapter a day of inspirational material and made the commitment to do so for no less than 30 days. Sometimes, I read more. What I read, I put to work as best I was able. Tiny steps, little things. I wrote down my goals and desires. I jotted down my thoughts and insights whenever I could. I ask myself questions that directed my mind where I wanted to have it go and repeated these often through the day. I used some morning time and before bed time to remember and visualize what I want to be like and include in my life. I decided I would stay with it. There were plenty of challenging times too. Whenever I could throughout the day I would return my mind to these positive practices.
I kept quiet about this too. I informed no one. I went about my business and didn’t attempt to convince others to join me.
After the month I wanted to continue. I felt like I wanted to keep going so I did. I had learned and benefited so much during that time. So I keep on. I take it day by day and moment by moment. After all that is how life comes to us. As I progressed it became easier, more natural and more of a habit. I found myself much happier, healthier, positive and powerful.
I made it a point to consider this next thought as truth whether it is or is not. “I am where my thoughts brought me. I will be where my thoughts take me” I determined to have my thoughts, feelings and actions serve me by deciding where I want to go.
I think of it as no different than deciding to go on a vacation. I determine where I want to go and I go. I enjoy the traveling all along the way while eager to get to my destination. Since I know where I want to go I know I will get there as long as I continue to move towards it. I decide to do whatever I can to make it the most fun and exciting and wonderful trip possible.
Really, that is what I do. The cost – worth every bit of effort a million times over . If I can do this so can anyone else. So can you. It is easier than you think, and it is simple to do. Begin by reading only a page of inspirational material a day, make it manageable but commit to doing something very positive for yourself. Heck, if nothing else practice gratitude as often as you can. What we sow we reap!
Celebrate and delight! AND always keep in mind: This is a day the lord has made – be glad and rejoice in it!!!” Rex Sikes
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