Selective Sight

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Today I am reminded to be happy right now in spite of what’s going on around me. In a day and age where there is constant talk of doom and gloom and purposeful language to bring others down, I have to remain above it. I cannot focus on negativity and be positive. I cannot allow my heart to harden because of anyone else’s fear or despair. We are given so many blessings yet the focus remains on all that is bad. Today, make a conscience choice to choose good thoughts. Choose happiness and focus your time actively looking for the good. It’s there. Sometimes we can’t recognize it anymore because our focus has been so targeted in the other direction. The glass is half full and half empty. Which way will you interpret it today? Be thankful. Be hopeful and do yourself a favor and mute the rest out. Don’t be the struggle. Be the difference. Happy Friday!

Sit Back and Enjoy The Ride

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Last night we drove to the drive-in to watch Jimmy Buffet by satellite. It was a beautiful night and we sat there eating our “Cheeseburger In Paradise” special. A little corny, I know, but we are always up for a night out.

Not long after it began the temperature dropped. The winds picked up and goose bumps spread across my body like wildfire. We climbed in the car and the made the best out of the circumstances we were given. That is when it happened. Rain, lightening, thunder, ferocious winds and the satellite bringing us Jimmy Buffet was sadly lost.

We had waited weeks, driven an hour and a little more that one hour into the concert, it was over for us at the drive-in. Were we disappointed? Sure. But the fact is this, we could focus on the good or we could focus on the bad. I was just happy to spend some outdoor time with friends and family and at least catch some of the concert, even if the sound was somewhat muffled. We always have a choice to see the glass as half empty or half full. What we forget is sometimes we think entirely too much and should accept and enjoy the glass exactly the way it it. All the thinking in the world won’t change it’s contents. Take life as it is. Find the good and see past the bad. Go with the flow and things will always turn out the way they should. No sense fighting it just buckle up and enjoy the ride.

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