It isn’t the living that’s so difficult … it’s life itself. Life can come at you hard and fast. Take you down when you least expect it. That’s the truth. In fact for most of us you can count on it happening. But living … well that’s something else again. What you do, how you act, how you feel when life throws you a curve ball will determine how tough things are going to be for you and for how long. This is also true.
The distinction is that while we cannot change some of the things that happen to us, we can decide how we will respond to them. And we’re back to hard again. Or at least tough. Some of the things that happen to us, not of our making, (although an amazing amount of what happens to us is) are emotionally and or physically hard to overcome. But people do it everyday. And they’re fundamentally no different than you or I.
They do have determination, however. They are willing to get back up and try again. And even though you read this and say well maybe for them … the last truth I’ll share with you is that in the long run, it turns out to be easier to change your attitude about life and yourself, to make things happen in spite of it all – if you’re willing to do so.
So here’s the thing – I believe you can! Do you?
With sincere affection,
… how frequently people point out what’s wrong with something or someone.
Wouldn’t it be great if instead of pointing to the negative things all the time, we heard more people talk about what was right. The positive things.There are good things happening too, every day. We have but to look and see it through the eyes of (oh say) a child. Where every day brings wonders to behold.
Or someone who appreciates what they are lucky enough to have in life. And not grumble about what they don’t. It’s really that simple. And here’s a few more quotes from some very wise people to consider:
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo
“It’s so hard when I have to,
and so easy when I want to.” ~ Annie Gottlier
“Every day may not be good,
but there’s something good in every day.” ~ Author Unknown
“If you don’t like something change it;
if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” ~Mary Engelbreit
“We are all in the gutter,
but some of us are looking at the stars.” ~Oscar Wilde
“The only disability in life
is a bad attitude.” ~Scott Hamilton
“I don’t think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.” ~Anne Frank
If one of the most famously read and written about young girls (Anne Frank and her diary), who had no reason whatsoever to think positive and be hopeful, could still share this beautiful thought in her diary, then surely our lives aren’t so bad that we can’t too.
Find something or someone to be positive about. Think and speak positive not negative! It might just catch on. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing!
Thank you stopping by, I hope you’re having a wonderful day today!