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Appreciation Goes A Long Way

Updated on November 21, 2013

Spending Quality Time

Facing so many issues and challenges every day

It is so easy to go astray

Finding reasons to complain about things that go bad in our life

It can be done and once practiced over and over again turns into a habit

I honestly think some people find it fun

To argue and cause trouble seems to be the norm

What will people say if they can't find fault and be disgusted ?

I have actually heard

I am not living if I can't tell it the way it is

Think of what you are saying...

Listen to your thoughts

What are you thinking ?

Pessimists bring out the bad

They thrive on things that are sad

On the other hand

Optimist live with their heads in the clouds

How bad does that sound ?

Finding a shred of good in a bad situation or problem

Looking for the good when all you can see is unhappiness and fault

Changing a problem slowly so we can have another option

Think of life this way

If you were in any one of these situations

What would you do ?

Lets pretend for a moment this is your day

Your child was sick and asked you am I going to get better ?

What would your answer be ?

I don't know and there is a good chance you are going to be sick many times in your whole life

That is a fact but we don't say it

We say take this medicine it will make you better

Even though we know the medicine helps fight the problem not the cause

We have faith and trust in doctors and in medicine that the our child will get better

When your child breaks their leg

Do we say that's funny and I am glad you did because I broke mine about your age

As parents we say once again...

These things happen and we will go to the doctors and fix that leg

Soon your leg will be all better

If your child does bad on a test and feels terrible

What is your reaction ?

I knew you would flunk and you will never learn

Do we say it was one of many tests and if you study hard you will do better

Each time looking for the good

Finding a better choice than one that is given

So next time you want to talk bad about someone

Add negative thoughts to make life tougher than it is

Point out the worst

Think again

Is this the life we want to live ?

Maybe just maybe

We are having a rough patch and most of the time our life is pretty good

So off to my day and on with yours

See you a little later

The good is there

Look for it

You might just be surprised

Life is better than your ever realized


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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      DDE Life has so many little things to be thankful for and the big things put me over the top. Thank you for reading and commenting on this cold fall day. May your night go well.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Appreciation Goes A Long Way well pointed out and so true.