After doing a few online chores and being VERY grateful that the rain is saving me (once again) from the pig-pen chore, I went bouncing around a few of the blogs I read.
Looks like I may need a new list.
Yes, many Americans are having a tough time. Some stories can be quite disheartening, and some of them are not so far from home.
But, tell me, please, what does all this complaining accomplish?
At this blog - KateThoughts - we hold a more positive point of view, and a much broader one. It's all about perspective. Everything is always about perspective.
Perspective and attraction. And no, I'm not fond of The Secret. But I do thoroughly believe that my thoughts, words, and actions have energy & power. Where I place my focus gets BIGGER. If I consistently focus on pain, it hurts MORE, not less. And if I spend my energy complaining of the economy, it will continue to cause struggle for me.
So, 'woe is me/us' posts don't stay on my screen very long. The one thing they accomplish for me is to switch me over into grateful thoughts, almost instantly.
It seems very important to me - especially in times like these - that we look for the things about which we can be grateful. And about the ways we can lift up those around us who might enjoy a little 'light'. Not everyone we know will want to step out of the complaining/whining stuff. Many don't even know there can be an option.
So, on this Labor Day, I am grateful for:
- Retirement (thanks Mom & DM)
- Tremendous opportunities to be helpful financially & energetically
- Horizons - and the pet job that brings me to the countryside
- Summer rain showers
- Computers and telephones
- and Awareness:
that there is so much to be grateful for
that thoughts have energy
that tough times can bring insight & inspiration
that how I 'take' things is a choice I make - repeatedly
So have a nice day,
unless you have other plans, of course.