Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

You know, there’s a lot of bad news out there. Every time I turn around I find myself wishing I would hear a good news story. I want to read about how someone went out of their way for a stranger. I want to hear about how the kitten was rescued from the tree. Enough with the negative already.

Sometimes I feel some kinda way blogging about how good I feel. Talking about how blessed I am. Rejoicing in the fact that I have good, healthy kids that (almost) never cause me any trouble. That I have a great job that allows me to provide for my family. That I am healthy and strong. That my physical, emotional and spiritual lives are all on track.

It seems that people are so willing to share the bad stuff but not always the good. For me, I guess I don’t want to be labeled a “Pollyanna”.

After all, how can I be so optimistic when the world around me is filled with such despair?

Well, quite frankly, my world is NOT filled with despair. My world is filled with joy. My world is filled with love. My world is filled with peace.

Why shouldn’t I be optimistic?

I have discovered through the years that what will be will be. I can either choose to be negative or I can choose to be positive. For years, I chose negativity and it got me absolutely nowhere. What a miserable existence. I used to believe that I had Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as the “winter blues”. This season when the weather turned cold (and it is really cooooold) I braced myself waiting for the blues to hit.

I’m still waiting.

For me, it’s all about my perspective. I know that some people (one in particular) will roll their eyes and refuse to believe that you can think yourself happy. And that’s okay. Perhaps it doesn’t work for everyone. But it does work for me. I spent so many years being mean and evil and negative and depressed and I just cannot do it anymore. I cannot. I have my moments, just like anybody else but I refuse to allow that state to represent my normal existence.

My life is a gift from God. How do you feel when you give someone a gift and they are obviously not grateful for it? I don’t want to be ungrateful for my gift. I love my life and if that sounds all soft and squishy to you, well feel free to click the X in the upper right hand corner.

When you come back, I’ll still be here loving my life.


Diva (in Demand) said...

No one should ever feel bad about living and good and positive life. I always think that when people around you (who aren't happy) see you in a happy place right now that it would encourage and motivate them.

singlema said...

I. Love. This. Post.

I prefer to surround myself with like-minded people and avoid the "oh, woe is me" variety. My life is good and relatively stress free and it will stay that way. Not because I'm better than anyone else, but because I view the world differently - the good and the bad. It really is about perspective and the way you THINK. I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY!

^5 Chele, I'm riding with ya!

LadyLee said...

I think all the negativity everywhere is subliminal. I think it causes us to be doom and gloom-minded. I'm to the point where I refuse to watch much of it. My life is nowhere near miserable. And no one's gonna make me feel bad about that.

Keep confessing your joy, man! That's what keeps it growing and strong.

TJ said...

Be happy and optimistic and congratulations on no SAD!

Bunny said...

Love that Chele!!!