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#393: A Change in Attitude

Friday, August 13, 2010

My eyes were opened this morning to a new way of thinking. It has made me realize that while being upbeat and seeking the positives in all situations is desirable, there is another aspect of our attitudes that is equally important.

What I understood today is that we also need to expect blessings to come our way. It is not enough to simply hope for good things to happen to us or to wish that difficulties will disappear, we must believe in our hearts that life will be good to us.

This year has not been one my best. Lately, troubles have dogged me on what has sometimes seemed a daily basis. Until this week, while I remained positive and reported on positive events in my life, I had not expected that life would be favorable. Rather, often I assumed whatever happened would be negative, and then I would search for the good aspects of those tribulations that invariably occurred.

This change in looking at life has lifted my spirits and has made me appreciate that while more troubles will undoubtedly come along, I can take them in stride because I now expect good fortune to follow me.

Let's EXPECT blessings. Let's don't merely hope for blessings or wish for them, let's EXPECT them to happen in our lives. Such thinking will, I am confident, lift our spirits and allow us to better deal with the difficulties that will arise.

As the 23rd Psalm reminds us, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life..." These are no longer just words to me. They are part of a new attitude.
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  • THEADMIRAL
    Thank you, this is a beautiful reminder to watch that "stinky thinking" cycle that I can get into! emoticon
    3851 days ago
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Excellent blog and ATTITUDE! Thanks for sharing it with us today. Love, Dawn
    3852 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    What an awesome outlook. It's what God wants us to live. Thank you, Lou.
    3852 days ago
  • PATTI_SP
    Thanks Lou! As we have a few sp friends in common they can confirm that I needed this blog today! Thanks again emoticon emoticon

    I've never been one to "sweat the small stuff" ~ and my desire is to to Give God the Glory... so I've been trying!!!!

    But I'm hanging in there! In the midst of it I am really enjoying some of the best days of my/our lives!

    A positive attitude isn't enough! Thank you for that fresh look at the 23rd Psalm ~ a promise for today... not just a dying days prayer!!!!
    3853 days ago
  • ENERGIZED4LIFE
    emoticon We have a mighty God...Creator of ALL things!!! Why put limits on what He can do in our lives???
    3853 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6293043
    This is a great blog and a great way of thinking... to many time I think we don't consider ourselves worthy of great blessings... we are worthy simply because we are children of God... what could possibly be a better pedigree than that? Thanks for the insight!
    3853 days ago
  • JULIEFRANCES112
    Great positive attitude, I think I'll try it myself!
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    3853 days ago
  • WISLNDR
    Absolutely beautiful, brought tears to my eyes! I was just getting ready to sit down and remind myself of what I had to be grateful for and I started by reading your blog!!
    3853 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    emoticon Loving your new attitude!! emoticon
    3853 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Thank you Lou ,another beautiful blog .You just gave me a blessing in your beautiful words . Hope you have a great week . God bless . emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3853 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    That is the right attitude! And thank you for the reminder!

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    3853 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Now, you got it Lou.

    I always expect blessings! Life may not be easy, but I know the maker! He's my Father!
    3853 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    Lou, You are so right! I believe that is why the Bible says "Watch and pray " .....we are to be watching(expecting) from The Lord. When Elijah prayed for rain , he kept watching for the cloud ...how excited he was when he saw a "little" Cloud , he knew it was a sign of bigger ones coming. When he saw the little cloud he didn't wait for a bigger cloud he started preparing for the rain and rejoicing. That is faith! Woo Hoo!

    This blog is very uplifting and you are so right in what you say. Hugs, Joy
    3853 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    Lou, I'm sure this is one of your best blogs! And it is an attitude that we all need to embrace! I have also been afraid to hope for the best, afraid not to get my hopes up for the blessings that most surely are coming my way! I wonder how many times we've missed blessings because we didn't claim them as our own! Wow, you've got me to thinking! Thanks! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3853 days ago
  • WHITNEYFL
    What a great blog!! :) This is such a good way of looking at things.
    3853 days ago
  • WAY2GO5
    Amen, and when we sow goodness and mercy all around us, goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives...
    Lovely blog. Thank you so much.
    Way
    3853 days ago
  • SHAWNA76
    You are so right. emoticon
    3853 days ago
  • IOWEIT2ME
    Amen! I was blessed by this blog. Thanks for the reminder to EXPECT blessings!
    3853 days ago
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