“A positive attitude may not solve all of your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
Tickles my funny bone! I remember reading Pollyanna books, watching her on TV and thinking yikes too much. Long ago I had a teacher and mentor whose insistence that life was always rainbows and cotton candy drove me nuts. However, it is entirely true that the more relaxed, positive, trusting, non-anxious I feel about my impending move from Toronto to Michigan, the smoother the whole process goes.
All stops, concerns or reasons I made up to be worried about are falling around me like golden autumn leaves on a windy day. Accountants, lawyers, realtors, home inspection people, movers, people who want some of my stuff…..easily happening. Blessed be. Life is good.
Worried as I might get, I do tend to cling to hope and sunshine and to the ultimate belief that life is good and I am taken care of; while at the same time giving myself credit for the wisdom I have shown over my many decades.
I believe in affirmations, positive thinking, looking for the good. It helps me feel better. Less and less do I panic. More and more am I able to put my strong foot forward. I like that. It feels good.
I suggest making two lists: one for what good has happened in your world the last 2 weeks; and one for the challenges you face that you could use a little help with, spiritual or human. Those you could use some help with begin one at a time to address. Who might help? Where can I go to get more information? Will meditating or dreaming or giving it some time be useful? Do I just need to live with this a while longer and it may fall into place? Help yourself get a grip. Prioritize.
Being negative is not going to get you anywhere you want to be. Finding the positive possibilities will give you time to shore up and handle things in a new way. My father used to say, “It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile, Nancy.” Wise man he was indeed. Not a lot stopped that man. An entrepreneur who was ahead of his time .
Never mind troubling yourself if others are annoyed by your negativity or your positive approach to life. Either way it is your life and you get to pick how you want to live it. Just think about how your body feels when you skip down the street with a twinkle in your eye and greet those you meet along the way with a smile, a nod, and a happy hello. My guess is you will almost always get a smile and maybe even a kind word in return.
What more can we ask for anyway?
- I am grateful for helpful people
- I am grateful for peaceful days
- I am grateful when someone else walks Aimee from time to time.
- I am grateful for ham and pea soup which reminds me of my mother
- I am grateful for my lovely home which continues to take excellent care of me.
- I am grateful to be me.
Wishing you smiles and rainbows, spring is here. Nancy