If you wake up and immediately start focusing on what’s wrong, and how you wish things were different then you’ve started off on the wrong foot. Granted if you’ve lived at all there’s plenty to be troubled about. You’re justified to be distraught if you can’t make ends meet. You have every right to be sad and feel empty if you’ve lost something or someone…and let’s face it. Loss is something we all know too well. Here’s the deal though…you get to decide how you react and where you go from here. No matter what, you can control the temperature of your day.
In a minute you can decide whether you’re going to be angry, depressed or grateful. Chin up…or chin down, it’s up to you. Listen to this “seasoned saint”. The older I get the more I know that perspective is foundational to your countenance. Do others see a miserable person when they see you? Or do they see someone who’s weathered some pretty nasty storms, loss, unfairness and sadness and thinks, “wow…to see them you’d never know they’d been through what they have.”
If you start out thinking about what’s wrong, what you don’t have and all the bad you’ve killed the day. If you start out being grateful to see another day, you’re able to get out of bed and your Heavenly Daddy-God has many blessings in store for you if you’ll just believe that and look for them.
So what’s it going to be?