As I stopped for the light I watched an elderly couple struggling to get across the busy street. She was in a wheelchair that he was trying to push and he could barely walk himself I was concerned because I didn’t think they’d get across before the light changed so I hung on sending those positive vibes that all the traffic would stay out until they were safely on the other side. All of a sudden a young man got out of his car and stood in the middle of the street with his arms outstretched to keep the cars from moving. As the old man slowly pushed the wheelchair behind the younger man with his arms still outstretched he stopped to hug him and thank him. Applause broke out from the cars that had been prevented from going forward by the young man.
Tear of joy ran down my cheeks as I remembered how much good there is in our world.
It’s a reflection of you…your world; your life. The thoughts you think and the feelings you generate create it all around you; every minute of every day.
If you’re like this girl, she is happily dancing to her own beat and so are you.. You see life as a series of happy events and when challenges present themselves it is only to help make us better and stronger.
But if you’re generating thoughts of sadness and defeat; and if you are feeling that way every step of the way then that is what is popping up around you.
It’s your choice to make; it’s your world to live in.
What’s your story? Okay, what I mean is- what story do you tell yourself? Do you tell yourself a story of how you’re not good enough or that you can’t do anything right or that everybody else on this planet is somehow better than you?
That’s a crummy story. It’s also a lie. You’re telling yourself lies.
If you’re telling yourself the story of how you are equal to any challenge that comes your way and that there are plenty of things you do right and that you are just as good as anybody else then I like your story. It’s a good one so keep it. It’s also the truth.
How do you perceive your life? Do you see it as happy and fulfilled? Sure there are problems but it’s nothing that you can’t handle? Or do you see life as one dull, gray chore just going from one day to the next? Problem after problem for which there are no solutions? What you think and how it turns out is up to you.If you want to suffer well then be my guest. But realize the power is in your hands to turn it around. To see the sun everyday and to know that you are up to the challenge of any problem that comes your way. It’s up to you. Not your Aunt Fanny, not the mailman-just you.
So do you…jump to conclusions? Are you quick to make judgement calls before you have all the facts; often getting upset about a situation or person, when there’s no reason to be? Do you automatically assume the worst without taking the time to think it through and listen to another person’s explanation, and instead talk over them about how bad something is?
Why not take a little time, the next time a similar situation occurs, to stop, to remain calm, and to listen before forming an opinion or talking over another?
You may just find that what has happened is to your benefit. You just might find sound reason in the words of another.
But to do that, you must keep your feet planted firmly on the ground and not “jump” to conclusions!
Wonder why you might be having a bad day? Wonder why things might be less-than-perfect? And are you getting madder and madder just thinking about how your day is unfolding?
Think back…no not that far but think about yesterday. Think about how your day went. Think about how it started off. Did you wake up in a bad mood? Did you think to yourself that it was gonna be the crummiest day ever? Did you get mad at every little thing that didn’t go just as you planned?
Yesterday you set the tone for today. Yesterday you put your order in with the Universe about what would happen and how. Remember when you said it would be the worst day ever? Well, courtesy of our ever vigilant Universe you get exactly what you envisioned…crap.
Stop and think now, just how much better things would be if you greeted the day with a smile on your face expecting the best. Think how much better your day would be if you went to bed each night being grateful for a wonderful day and by looking forward to another one being brought to you with the sunrise. Think about it…
Stand up- for what you believe in. If you feel you are right then say so and why you feel that way. There is no need to be rude or loud, just assertively state your case.
You can (and should listen) to another person’s point of view but it does not mean you have to adapt it if it doesn’t feel right to you. When something doesn’t feel right then it usually isn’t a good for you and you should leave leave it alone and go with your gut.
Stand up- because you matter and your beliefs matter as well.