Life, my friend, is a choice. We must remember to remind ourselves of this daily.
It is easy to get caught up in the drama of day to day living with the negative media and the unfortunate events that we often experience, but it is important to remember that our actions, how we respond to things, and our feelings are a choice.
Is your cup half full or half empty?
Many people know the expression oh to well about seeing your glass half full or half empty. I choose to first to be thankful that I have a glass! Not that it could be half empty or have full, but that I just have a glass.
I’ve been told at times that I am living behind my pink shady glasses. There were definitely instances in my life that this was very true, but you can be an optimistic person without running the risk of getting yourself run over.
By embracing all things in my life optimistically, I have found that it allows me to be more open to seeing the smallest of blessings in the dead heat of opposition.
Being able to see the blessings even in the worst of times makes those moments more bearable and builds on your faith and hope. Let’s face it — life can certainly throw us some curve balls, but how we choose to see, handle and react is the important part.
Living on our traditional off-grid homestead in the Idaho wilderness, every day is an adventure and it is safe to say that there is always something crazy going on. As my girlfriend has said to me time and time again, “you just can’t make this stuff up.”
Our life is an adventure, and I choose to wear my smile with every outfit as my grandfather always told me to do. I choose happiness! That doesn’t mean that I don’t have a bad day here and there, but it means that when I do have a bad day I am still looking for the blessings just the same.
Life itself is a blessing to me, and I’ve got a glass that I choose to have overflowing.
Blessings to you and yours!