Many, many years ago when my life was quite bumpy, I ran across a woman who changed it for the better. She taught me that my life was my own doing. My choices and decisions made my tomorrows. I was responsible for my future and my happiness and blaming others robbed me of a good today. I am so thankful for these lessons that I pass on to others today. It is so heart warming to have a client come through the door, perhaps burst into tears, is loaded up with unhappiness, and three or four months later, their world is working well and if they are crying, it is from happiness . Yes, we can change our thinking for the better and that does change our outcomes of our life. As the quote goes, “What we think about, we bring about”.
You are not owed anything, but you are given much. You live in a field of opportunities. Look around you. You will discover them. Focus your thoughts on what you want most. Don’t worry about the how it is going to happen. What is important to you now? Next year? What would make you more happy? How could you make someone else happy? Get out of your own life and help someone else with theirs. Your problems will magically shrink. You might be glad you have your own challenges after you look at someone else’s.
All of life is the sum total of our choices. Some of my accounts are over flowing and some are short. I can see why. I can see what mistakes I made in my own judgement or lack of paying attention. It is no one else’s problem or fault. I can step up to the plate and make things rights. And so can you.
“One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in you may never get over it as long as you live… surprising things can happen to any one who, when a disagreeable or discouraged thought comes into his mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting in an agreeable determinedly courageous one. Two things cannot be in one place.” – Good Reads
“Where you tend a rose, my lad, A thistle cannot grow.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden