Sunday, July 11, 2010

Be the change you want to see in the world.

photo by pschubert

Too often, we go through life pointing out all that is wrong with the world without making an attempt to do anything about it. This holds true of many who are attempting to develop a positive attitude.  Instead of using our attitude to change the world, many of us hit road blocks and declare that we cannot maintain a positive attitude because the world around us is negative. 

If you find yourself in situations where those around you dwell in the negative, it is up to you to be the agent of change. Whether your stumbling block is a relationship, your job, financial worries or simply your choice of friends, you hold the power to change how you see it and how you react to it.

I challenge you today to rise above those things in your life that threaten to hold you back. See beyond the immediate circumstances and find all that is good and just in your life.  Be an example to all you meet today and watch the world around you change.

Today, I am grateful for the drenching rains that cooled the air and provided water for all living things, for the glory of sunsets and the awe of sunrise. I am grateful for eyes that see, for ears that hear and a heart that feels. 

I am grateful for quiet mornings, star filled nights and fireflies. 

I am grateful for family and friends who share my life, for cats and their quiet intelligence and for dragon flies.

And, I am grateful for you, dear reader, as you stop to share my day. May your day be filled with goodness and light as you learn to rise above the negatives of the world. May your vision be sharp and your heart be warm as you work to be the change you want to see in the world.

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