I’m learning that it’s all about the view: the power of the mind and thought to control our experience of life.
Shi z happens. It does. Things don’t always go our way. We fall on hard times. We get sick. How did that old saying go?
Oh yes, it had to do with never being promised a rose garden.
Yes, stuff happens.
We can do it the hard way –bemoaning our situation–or we can make it easier on ourselves by changing our view and looking for the gift. Or at the very least, enjoying the life we have. Here’s a woman who knows all about that:
Yes, it’s true. Sometimes we’re left with a lot less than we had to begin with. Could be money, health, whatever. In Rose Kennedy’s world, it was children. It’s unimaginable, really, to have lost children the way she did. Yet, her deep faith and her attitude carried her through a very long life. She died at almost 105 years of age.
Sometimes it seems as if the road ahead is too difficult and that we aren’t up to traveling it. Sometimes we feel defeated before we even begin. That’s when Henry Ford’s immortal words (and yes, they are immortal) come in handy.
Our thoughts are just that powerful. So when we look at things differently, well, they can be transformed into a gift. We can be transformed.
Transformation can be a really good thing.
If you’ve been inspired by the words or actions of others, I’d love to read about it in the Comments section, below.