Though this saying is not an absolute (I believe things can “go good” and stay good), it still provides food for thought:
If anything, I believe we should strive to enjoy and fully maximize the good times in our life. We need to practice the art of appreciation, and cultivate an “attitude of gratitude.”
Any old body can point out areas of lack and bemoan how certain things in their life should be “better.” Yet, it takes wisdom – and a certain amount of maturity – to relish the goodness that already exists. We can’t go wrong if we continue to build from these good places.
Sure, at times my cares and problems seem to close in on me. Clouds of negativity overshadow me and try to obstruct my view. When those times come, I make it a point to tell myself that somewhere in the world, there’s a woman who would love to have my life.
Instead of focusing on what I believe is wrong, I remind myself of the important things that are right with my life.
For this, I am thankful:
- A vibrant faith
- Good health
- A sound mind and strong intellect
- Loving family
- Great friends
- A grounded sense of self
- A promising new career
Escapism? No, not at all. Situations are to be handled, and problems are to be fixed. When I use that mindset, the “bad” things really don’t last forever.
Onward and up!
I’m thankful for the ebb and flow.
Life is good.
Join in the Fray: What are you thankful for?
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