I look around me and usually I see everything that is negative first:
The laundry that needs to be done
The kitchen needs to be cleaned up, dishes aren’t done
My craft area is so messy that it discourages me from crafting
My blogs are way behind
My bed isn’t made up because the hubby woke up after me
The car is disgusting inside and out
Half the lightbulbs in the apartment need changing
The rug needs vacuuming
The floor needs sweeping and mopping
It’s too late but I still have to get lunch made for tomorrow
The washrooms desperately need cleaning
My “study” is still a junk room
Where’d all this dust come from?!
Then, once in a while, I take a deep breath and try to see the positivity of my little messy life. Negatives are always easy to see and easy to get caught up in.
Every negative has a positive – and if you just look past the negative you’ll see it. So instead of all the negatives above, this is what I am choosing to see:
The laundry that needs to be done At least I have laundry – many people don’t have enough clothing to clothe themselves or their children.
The kitchen needs to be cleaned up, dishes aren’t done – the kitchen is used and full of love and laughter
My craft area is so messy that it discourages me from crafting - at least I have the ability to craft – many of my friends are unable to use their hands anymore due to disease.
My blogs are way behind – I remember that if I blog for me rather than a schedule, I get a better quality blog for my readers to read. Time is therefore not necessarily the most important factor here.
My bed isn’t made up because the hubby woke up after me - at least he washes the sheets and at least I have a warm bed in which my husband and I lay in every night together.
The car is disgusting inside and out - I can afford that car.
Half the lightbulbs in the apartment need changing – I can still see and still have the other half.
The rug needs vacuuming – it was a wedding gift from my Aunt and provides the home with extra warmth
The floor needs sweeping and mopping – my home is lived in
It’s too late to get lunch made for tomorrow – at least I do not have to worry about if I have another meal
The washrooms desperately need cleaning – I have two (even though my toilets hate me) with running and hot water.
My “study” is still a junk room – If I ever need something it is more than likely already in that room
Where’d all this dust come from?! – at least I have furniture for the dust to settle upon
A good, happy, successful life is all about positivity you can see.
Take lemons, make lemonade and you’ll be surprised how delicious your life can be.
Contentment can be yours – you just have to choose it.