HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY
Half full or half empty… that is the question.
How do you interpret your life?
I read the following, and as far as I can tell, the author is unknown. This is a great poem (at least I feel it is a poem).
Count your blessings instead of your crosses.
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes.
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears.
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your health instead of your wealth.
Count on God instead of yourself.
How awesome is that?
Life is full of choices. Where we put our focus and energy is where we lead our life.
If you focus on the negative - your crosses, your losses, your woes and your foes; you invite more of it into your life. By choosing half empty, we program our brains to look for the negative because that is where we are focusing our attention.
But if you focus on your blessings, your gains, your joys, and anything positive that comes your way, you will find more happiness.
It can sound simple to some people and can be very difficult for others. But each of us has a choice to create a ripple effect of positive change.
To invite in more positive thoughts, at the end of each day, write three things that you felt were positive during that day. Do this for a week. And after that week, add to it and do this each morning and each night.
By making a conscious decision to think of the positive, you are reprogramming your brain to see more positives than negatives in your life. By doing this small habit, it will start a ripple effect in reprogramming your brain and creating a more positive you.
You have a choice. Half full? Half empty? What do you choose?