Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Look for the Good

Today's thought from another blogger:

Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so.

Look for the Good

Life is an interpretive experience. What happens is less important than how we respond to our circumstances. An intense stimulus that some people report as pain others report as pleasure. It is we who decide what the interpretation will be.

Are you a "good finder"? A recent study of the country's millionaires showed that the most common trait they all shared was the ability to discover good in any situation. This trait is also common in "triumphant survivors" - those individuals who overcome adversity and emerge strengthened and renewed.

A sincere spiritual seeker suffering from a chronic illness wondered, "Why haven't my prayers been answered?" One day, in deep meditation the reply came: "Look for the good in your situation and you will see that the answer has already been provided." Suddenly this woman realized that her crisis provided a wonderful opportunity. She embarked on a program of nutrition, exercise, and yoga, which led to a dramatic improvement in the quality of her life.

Abraham Lincoln once said, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Your state of mind is up to you. Choose now to look for the good.

This was not my blog, but had to share the thoughts, as I agree 100%.

Before I go, let me leave you with this:
Mathew went poopy on the potty this morning! It was not his first time, but it was the first time he asked to go. My baby is more and more a big boy everyday. My baby to me always. I am so proud of him. I wish I could express the admiration and pride I feel inside.


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