Positively No Negativity Challenge
Day 70 of 84
I have done all I can to settle Aaron for the rest of the year at university. He is ensconced there and my job is done for now. This is the time for me to let his year unfurl as it will, and just get on with my own life, as he will get on with his. The time for worry is over and now it’s time to accept what will be. After all, worry is just another word for fear.
Fear is debilitating, it often causes depression, a fatalistic attitude and negativity. Can you really be positive when you are consumed with fear?
So I had to ask myself, “What was I afraid of?”
I guess I was afraid of what would happen to my son if he couldn’t study and accomplish his life’s work. I was afraid of the financial repercussions of paying for a university year that will not be completed. I was afraid he would become bored and depressed. I’m sure I worried more than he did.
Oh me of little faith!
Well maybe the best will come out of this extra time he has to think about his life. And hopefully the insurance claim will take care of the added financial costs.
I was thinking about the life of George Frederick Handel, my favourite classical composer. George seemed to have good reasons to fear. He had lost his health, his right side was paralyzed, his money was gone and his creditors threatened to imprison him. Handel was so discouraged by his problems that he almost despaired, but his faith prevailed. In his weakest hour he composed his greatest work “The “Hallelujah Chorus,” which is part of his heralded “Messiah.” I could learn a lesson from him.
I cannot control what will happen next, but I am optimistic that it will be good, whatever it is. A peace has settled upon me, and with it a more positive attitude. When you accept what you cannot change there is a freedom to get on with life with a mind uncluttered by negative thoughts. I have faith that things will work out for the best.
“ Faith makes the uplook good, the outlook bright, the inlook favorable and the future glorious.” V. Raymond Edmond
How about you, dear Reader? Are you worrying about something that you really have no control over? Have you done all you can about your situation or your loved one’s situation? Maybe it’s time to get on with your life and have faith that things will work out as they should.
Today I am thankful:
1. For a good night’s sleep (finally)
2. For my children
3. For a crackling fire last evening
4. For faith and an optimistic outlook
5. For blueberries and strawberries in my shake