“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln
Imagine the powerful impact that a positive focus can have on your world. One slight shift in your point of view to see with gratitude has the power to change the trajectory of an entire day. When you look for the good in your world, the odds of great success in your life have multiplied merely by virtue of the attitude that you have chosen to adopt. When you look for the good in you, the feelings that accompany that positive outlook lends to the amazing belief that you are what you say you are. In life, choose well on what thoughts you decide to dwell. In life, choose well on what kind of judgments you make. When you ruminate over the details of your life circumstance, do yourself a favor and make sure that your thoughts center around something that will bolster your spirit rather than destroy it. Be your greatest advocate and ally. Do your best to choose enlightened and positive affirmations each day, especially if sadness threatens to overtake you. There has to be something or someone to hold onto and give you hope. Make the decision to find that one person or thing. And until you find it, embrace your thoughts laced with love, kindness and optimism for yourself and others. Making this one small choice could give you the strength to snap out of any gloomy and dismal hypnotic trance and find what you need to see the world in an entirely different light. You may face challenges, it is a part of every life. Remember when you are going through them, there is beauty to be found there. Even when thorns appear in your life, do not ever forget that even there, a beautiful rose still dares to blossom above to share its heavenly aroma and brighten the world around us with color. If you choose to see the possibility of the rose, you will soon rejoice in your own potential that lies before you!