Of Thorns and Roses


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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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