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Monday, July 23, 2012

Our View On Life Is A Choice


Sometimes Mondays can seem like Moandays. It is the beginning of the week, we have to go back to work, kids go back to school, or we just have to get on board, and take care of the responsibilities of family life.

In my lifetime I have discovered through life’s lessons that how I approach each day is my very own personal choice.

Even when it feels as if I have no control about the situation I always have control over how I view it or respond to it.

Recently our family went through a really difficult time. We lost a dear loved one. I am sure we have all had similar experiences through out our life time.

I think we can agree it is hard to see anything positive during a time like this. 

I can only speak for myself, and I am not advocating that everyone  has to think like I do, but I did discover something very obvious in my own personal experience.
Sometimes we have to get to the lowest of lows. You know those times when all you can do is look outside of yourself and look up to a higher power.

 For me my higher power is my Heavenly father.

I found that through out this very difficult time when I chose to see God’s hand he was always there. 

I might see it in a nurse, hospice worker, or the sweet lady that came around to sing soothing, angelic songs to the patients. 

There were the sweet people that brought my Mom meals,coffee, or water to help keep her comfortable.

Every where I turned, our needs were being met by the angels in human clothing.

My point in saying all of this is, if I had not been looking, or focusing on the good around me I would have been consumed by the truly painful things that were occurring.

It is a choice, and I am learning that more and more.

So today on this very Monday I choose happiness, goodness and God’s grace. I choose JOY!

  • Today I am thankful for:

  • The loving people in my life.
  • The walk I took with my husband.
  • All the birds we saw.
  • The friendly people we saw on our walk.
  • The fact that I have food to eat, water to drink.
  • The beautiful weather.
  • My amazing shower that felt so good after my walk.
  • All the fresh fruit we bought from Costco

I am not trying to sound like a Pollyanna, but I truly have learned that  how I feel about life in general is a choice on my part.

I am going to use Mondays to be very conscience of the things in my life that I need to be thankful for. It seems to me like it is the perfect way to start our week.

If you would like to join me just leave a comment for something you are thankful for today. 

I guarantee you that you will not have to look very far to find something.

Happy Monday to you all!!!