attitude · life · whatever!

Thursday thoughts…

Most folks are about as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

I know from experience this is true. In the past, I spent lots of time thinking about the negatives in my life. I was so serious about all that was bad that I rarely thought about what was good. What a waste of energy!

It took me some time and hard lessons to learn that being sad and unhappy was how I chose to live, and it didn’t have to be that way. My attitude and perspective needed to be changed. What I thought and how I looked at life was wrong.

I am not a Pollyanna type of person who only sees the good. I know there is bad stuff happening out there. But I have a choice about how I deal with it. I can focus on the ugly things I can’t change and complain about them and be unhappy. Or I can look for the good that may not be easy to see but worth the effort to find it.

I now choose to look at life positively. In the world today, it isn’t always easy to find the good. Sometimes we have to pull out the weeds to see the flowers. It does take a bit of effort but is worth the work.

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fate · life · whatever!

Thursday thoughts…

Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times,
it’s the only time we’ve got.
Art Buchwald

It’s true the only time we have is now. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow isn’t here yet. Whether it is good or bad, today is all we have, so we might as well make the best of it.

I have pretty much accepted yesterday for what it was, some good and some bad, all just memories now. And though I think about tomorrow and make plans for the future, I know those thoughts and plans may not happen the way I want.

I have lived long enough that I now have more years in my past than I have in my future. I’m okay with that. I look forward to whatever time I have, hoping for the best of times and knowing that worst of times could happen. I have lived and learned lessons that will see me through whatever is to be. Bottom line, today is what I have and I will make the best of it.

I have life, laughter, and love today.
That’s good enough for me.

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