This was originally posted on Healing The Wounded Soul….my other blog. Today someone brought it to my attention and I decided to re-post it here.
Be thankful, grateful, joyful….. it is our choice how we live, how we perceive life. Approach life with gratitude and create miracles! You never know what will be a miracle for someone else, do not underestimate your power! Or the power of kindness, because your kindness (simple or complex) will not only create a miracle for someone else; it will create a miracle in you!
It is a beautiful day here in Central Indiana! The sun has risen high in the cold, cold, Midwest sky! It is currently 10 * with a high of 16* expected! My toes and fingers are numb from more days (recently) of sub-zero temps than anything else! I can’t deny it is cold! I love the cold! But even I have to admit this is getting to be a little hard to take! Although it is bone achingly frigid…..it is also beautiful! The snow fell pretty good 2 days ago, we are now at around 51-55″ of snow fall in the last month, I think we may have received a couple of those inches in Dec, but most in the last month. 2014 is, so far, a very unusual year for us Mid-westerners!
So having said all this……I guess I could be having a so-so day. Especially when you add in the fact that I am at work today and so far I have had ZERO calls! I’m a Realtor and when I do “floor” I need buyers and sellers to call me….or walk in! And so far…nada! Hate when that happens. But so far this year I have had zero calls when I’m on floor. So, I guess I could be kind of down, but what would be the point of that? I always remind myself that it is up to me how I react to every situation! That in itself makes me pretty happy! What better gift to give yourself than the freedom to choose?
Yes, I know at times it can be a very hard thing to do, especially when things are not going our way, or even worse; when those we love are hurt in some way. Yes at those times it can be hard to choose for happiness or gratefulness; but choose it we can and we should. It is better to look for the happy joyful things in life, than to wallow in the sadness that can be our life if we let it.
Is it always easy? No…but it is always a choice that is available to us, that we can make. And for that I am grateful and I am happy. I know it has been said, by me as well as many others, many times before …..but this reminder is something I need to write occasionally; so that I do not forget.
And maybe….just maybe…. you need to read it every once in a while too!