is Within You
by Teresa King
Have you ever wondered why some people wake up in the
morning as chirpy as the busy birds outside the window?
While others wake up grumpy. Ever wonder why some people
seem happy most the time, while others are withdrawn,
sad, depressed or bitter? Well, I have. And, since I
pondered I went to find out why.
It is all in attitude. Changing the way you think about
things. Is the glass half full, or is it half empty? Is
the sun bright and beautiful or is it hot and miserable?
Does the rain falling day after day drag yours spirits
down, or do you ever look at the beauty of the rain?
Every situation in life has two sides as we have good we
also have to have evil, for without evil we would not
recognize good. Without cold, there would not be any
warm. Without noise, we could not recognize the beauty
of silence. When Einstein failed, he didn't think
failure, he basically thought, oh I have found one more
way that my idea won't work. When Lincoln tried for
president countless times, he didn't think failure, he
thought about how he could improve his campaign so he
could win an election.
Attitude, and how you perceive things are the key to
your own happiness. If you are feeling overwhelmed in a
situation in life, rather than sitting there feeling
sorry for yourself, think positive. Find something that
you can learn and gain from the situation.
A death in the family is a tragic thing. But, look
around, did the death not bring the rest of the family
together for grieving and emotional support and closer
to each other as they talked about memories of their
loved ones? Did not death bring into mind the frailty of
life, and the knowing that you could leave this world
any minute and that tomorrow could be your last day? Did
you do all you wanted to do in this life time yet? Or,
have you sat back making excuses for each day of why you
have not reached for dreams?
Attitude, wake up in the morning, smile in the mirror,
welcome each day with the love you would give your
precious child and savor the day. When things are down,
turn them around. When things are happy, pile that happy
time, into your mind, where you can pull it out anytime
you need a bit of cheering up. Embrace life and be
grateful for things in life.
Attitude. Have you ever noticed how happy it feels to
give? Giving of ourselves is wondrous thing. To see the
smile of gratitude upon someone's radiant face. Or hear
the small thank you for your help, is a great way to
start on an attitude change.
Attitude, don't fixate on small things. Look at the
larger scale. It is amazing that in a true crisis, you
can rise up to the challenge, but it is always the last
little small thing that throws people off into an angry
Remember, many people are born blessed with good health
and money are not happy. And, many people who have
suffered and struggled are the happiest of all. It is
all on how you look at it. So, keep your chin up, and
try to find the bright side to every situation that life
throws you, for inside yourself lies true happiness.
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