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Do you ever find yourself focusing on the negative? I hate to admit it, but I do.
Take yesterday, for example . . .
I felt like my day was moving along pretty well and I was getting a good bit accomplished. Then, the evening hit and things starting going downhill – a was putting up a post on Mosaic Reviews and realized that I didn’t have links from all the reviewers. It’s frustrating when people commit to something and then don’t follow through. Then, I got a phone call that wasn’t really positive either. I ended up working late into the evening. When I finally did climb into bed, I couldn’t get my thoughts to stop and ended up having a rather sleepless night and waking up well before the crack of dawn. I woke up feeling about as frustrated as I did when I went to bed.
But, it got me to thinking . . .
Why was I focusing on the negatives and letting them control my thoughts, feelings, and emotions for today?
Because, when I think back to yesterday, there was more good than bad. For one thing, I put a deposit down on a Disney vacation! Those who know me even a little bit know how much I love Disney. So, getting an e-mail like this should be day-making in and of itself, right?
And I got some great packages in the mail yesterday too. This is just a small sampling of what I received:
My kids are healthy, I am healthy (now).
We got some schoolwork done.
I got a lot of laundry done.
We had supper – and it was pretty yummy, even if it was simple and quick to prepare.
And even though I was frustrated with those people who didn’t follow through with their reviews, there are so many, many more who DID fulfill their commitment to the team.
So, why do I focus in on the bad things? Why are they the things that keep me awake – and stressing – during the night? Why can’t I be more like my cat?
He doesn’t have a care in the world!
Today I’m going to try really hard to focus on the POSITIVE.
After all, isn’t that what we are supposed to do?
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~Matthew 6:34
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. ~Philippians 4:8