I once had a priest tell me there is Grace in everything.
I actually believe that.
I believe no matter how awful life may seem…there is goodness all around.
Sometimes I think it is easy for human beings to lay down in the muck and just give up.
Maybe its comfortable to stay angry, or point the blame in someone else’s direction. Maybe it just takes less energy.
I have one client that is so angry at the world that he can see nothing but misery. It hurts me to know he actually chooses to remain in the darkness.
Not that its easy to change a lifetime of negative thinking…but it is possible. It requires a desire to look for the good instead of dwell on the negative.
I had a conversation today with a co-worker. She told me about a man that just got out of prison and with her help realized the most important thing he needed to do was to let go of the negative. He has managed to do this and his life is turning around for the better. As she told me this story she gave the credit to God. Though I believe in a God of forgiveness…I also believe God isn’t required for forgiveness.
We can forgive others, love others and let go of the negative thoughts we carry around simply by changing how we think and by refusing to accept the negative as inevitable.
I choose everyday to find the good, see the kindness in others and seek happiness
I hope each of you find a reason to smile today!