Saturday, June 25, 2011
are my Sparkfriends. They are a wise bunch, Offering encouragement, insight and other kind words to help me move forward.
BIGLITTLEWOMAN posed an interesting question: "how does one prevent a jaded attitude?"
OOOO I know, I know the answer to that question: think of all the things I have to be thankful for.
There are so many good things in the world... just open our eyes and look. Even in my current situation.. there is much good.
WATERMELLEN and FLUTTER-BY)L( brought up the excellent point of being true and honest to ourselves.
Bruce Corwin's blog gave me much food for thought. www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=why
He mentioned a quote from a monk:"When you judge yourself, you break your own heart." then shared a way he defuses negative self-judgments by saying to himself: "That's not me."
My heart had been broken by others, not by their judgement but by actions. I sank into the victim mentality.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
NORASPAT shared: "negative thoughts lead to negative actions. Positive thoughts lead to positive actions."
Hmmm... if I think that I am a victim, I will act like a victim. But that is not me.
At times I get weary from battle, my resolve weakens, I need to regroup.
(been working on this insurance issue since May7, still not resolved.) Monday is a new day and I have my action steps. Having actions steps empowers me and reduces my stress.
I have so much to be grateful for and will remember to be honest with myself.
(Note: Have you noticed sometimes what we need just appears in front of you here on SP?)