Thursday, September 14, 2006
I got an email from a friend today telling me that I have been focusing on the negative things in my life and situation rather than looking at the positive things in life. It seems that I have indeed been griping about the job situation, the fact that Ben lives 100 miles away, the problems in the apartment building, and so on. The truth is that there are any number of positive things and abundant blessings that I know are there, but somehow it is so easy to fall into negativity. Some blessings -- I woke up this morning, I have a full belly, the bills are all current, I have a man who loves me, there are some real friends here in the building, I have a roof over my head, and (at the moment) a couple of bucks in the bank. I have a family who is supportive and a church family who is behind me 100 percent. I live in one of the wealthiest countries (no matter how misguided it is at the moment) in the world, and the list goes on. So, with all that stuff going for me, why do I fall into the negativity trap? It's probably because it is so easy to become the "victim" whether that is a real or perceived role. So, tonight I count my blessings, chin up, and know that the "bad stuff" will all fall into place. I also konw that if I dwell on the negative, I will go into a depressive tailspin and accomplish nothing. So -- thank yo,u God, for all the blessings, and thanks to my friend for giving me a wake up call. Thanks to all you readers who let me vent about stuff.
Posted by Old Pastor at 10:35 PM