#139: No More Pity Parties
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I'm normally a positive person. I look on the bright side of things and believe in a higher power that gives solace and guidance to our lives. But yesterday I was down. So much so that I used valuable blog space to vent my frustration with the government.
In response I received several comments and even more Spark mails that told of situations so much worse than the one I documented. For those people I felt a great compassion and kinship. I knew what they had and are enduring.
That empathy is what helped turn my attitude around. That and what Zig Ziglar calls a "check-up from the neck up."
Your encouraging words lifted me out of my pit of self-despair back into enjoying the beautiful day we had here in Central FL -- mild temperatures and a refreshing breeze. It's a wonderful day we have been given and I have been rejoicing in it. Isn't it amazing what a change in thinking, a change of perspective can make?
To all of the Spark people who shared their stories and their inspiring and kind words of support, I thank you.
I have tried for the past several months to help motivate and encourage you, not knowing that one day I would need the effort returned.
It's a glorious day, one to say goodbye to pity parties. No, the life circumstances haven't changed, but my thinking has. I had a lapse of faith that has shown me that it is truly better to be upbeat and positive than not.
I hope all of you have a blessed week.