Friday, April 24, 2009

Flowers or Weeds?

Optimistic or Pessimistic?

Do you see flowers or weeds? Do you see the glass as half empty or half full?

No one is asking you to go through life wearing rose colored glasses. It is actually helpful to see the downsides in life...What is more important is to ask yourself - can I, will I, or do I appreciate the abundant blessings that life has to offer?

We all know that a positive outlook on a negative situation is better for your mental health. Acting on it is a whole different can of worms. It takes more effort to stay positive than be a negative Nelly.

I have found that setting goals, writing them down and making a "bucket list" has been helpful during my journey.
Set out to pursue your goals - remember that you and only you can and will make it happen - with a little help from God - of course! Life is a gem if left up to Him!

Make sure that you confront situations in an honest straight forward manner. Weather it be a confrontation, a job loss or financial worry - you need to engage your mind in an active problem solving mode.

Be insistent on being persistent. Positive expectations fuel motivation. It is okay to wonder IF you will actually succeed. We all have our doubts. Don't give up! Draft yourself a step-by-step plan. Ditch the old goals that are not attainable for one reason or another and set new attainable goals. Being persistent on your positive path will help you maintain a purpose in your life.

Things not working out in life? Change your perspective! Find ways to cast your worries into finding the silver lining in the situations that cause you grief, worry or strife.

Try to keep in mind that things can always be better and can always be worse. Find a way to replace your negative thoughts with positive ones instead!

I am no expert, but I have found that with the grace and glory found in each NEW day - there are many opportunities to carry us through, smile and the world is more likely to smile back!

Remember there is always another way - another path - another journey to be found. How you choose to get there is entirely up to you!