Of Thorns and Roses


Our happiness depends on our perception of the world. How you answer the old question, “Is the glass half full or half empty”  really does matter It is amazing how I can turn my misery switch on and off and my joy button on and off. It really does matter how I view the world. It is a matter of taking a step back and looking at the big picture.

Do I choose to squint and focus on the thorns or do I step back and see the beauty of the entire bush. Do I focus on every miserable detail that goes wrong or do I step back and thank God for everything that is right with it.

I am alive, healthy, not living on the street. I have a computer, two hands with all my fingers to type and time to write for the first time in three decades. Just a glance up into the sky above me can fill me with awe if I only take my eyes off the tiny slivers in my hand and allow the beautiful gift of God to inflame my heart with wonder.

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What are you grateful for?


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