The Positively No Negativity Challenge
It was a perfect day for a perfect day!
Yesterday started out with heavy frost on the pumpkins and lavender in my front yard, and then moved on to a stunningly beautiful autumn day.
So how did I manage to stew it all up? Stuff happens, I guess.
Yesterday was a tough day for me. Worry about someone close to me took up a lot of my energy. I tried hard to be positive but the ‘worst case scenario’ kept coming to mind.
That’s what negative thoughts do; they drain your energy and keep you from being in the present moment. It was a beautiful day but did I enjoy it? The more I gave in to my negative thoughts, the stronger they became. Picture a rolling ball and as it goes it gets bigger and bigger. Mine became a rolling ball of worry, concern and fear.
And then I brought those demons to a course at my church in the evening. Well, that did change my focus a little. Talk about God’s love (no matter what, no matter who) and some prayer at the end made me realize that I am not alone with my concerns.
I have God.
I positively have God, who loves not only me but also the people I love. It wasn’t a revelation but it was quite a realization.
In the words of Mary C. Crowley, “Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway.”
Nice thought ‘eh?
5 things that made me happy and grateful today:
1. A visit from a friend for tea
2. A great pair of pants I found at Frenchy’s
3. Two phone calls that helped me put things in perspective
4. An evening course that helped
5. Coming home to a clear sky night with every constellation visible
And then I went to bed on a more positive note…
Here’s to a great day 4!