- Politics and Social Issues
Stop and Look Through the Roses
People often ask me how I can be so positive despite what I’ve been through. The answer is simple: I look at life through rose-colored glasses. I always have and I always will. I see the good in people and even in hurtful or traumatic circumstances. There is always something to be learned from our actions and demeanor. There is always a way up. There is always beauty, joy and awe to be found in life. Life is a precious gift and I embrace it every day.
Looking at life through rose-colored glasses doesn’t mean you don’t see what’s going on in the world, nor does it negate reality; it offers another dimension to reality. It offers hope, love and reminds you of the beauty that abounds despite what Mankind is doing to make the world ugly – and extinct.
Rose-colored glasses allow you to see the glass as half full. They are full of dreams that are achievable if you are willing to see and take the leap. Rose-colored glasses see the homeless as people who have fallen on hard times – not sap-suckers of society. They allow you to view the hungry as your opportunity to offer much-needed nourishment. The lonely become targets of your friendship and spirited soul.
They help you to see solutions to the problems in this world by recognizing all the beauty it contains, compelling you to share what you see and bringing that beauty forth into the eyes of others. Rose-colored glasses filter out the bad and allow the good to come to the forefront where it can shine and prosper. Laugh; smile at a stranger, share your brightness. Be a force of Nature.
Wearing rose-colored glasses means not living in fear. It means shining your light in order to guide the path of others. It means offering help to the downtrodden so they can get back on the road to self-respect and self-worth. It means embracing each new day as the beautiful gift it is. Feel good about yourself and others will follow. See through the clouds and rainbows will form. Become a magnet for the lighter, brighter side of life.
Atrocities have a way of kicking us in the ass and giving us the chance to re-build, re-think and do better in life. You’ve heard the phrase “behind every dark cloud there is a silver lining”. I say, “look through the clouds for rays of sunshine and rosy skies”. Be the silver lining and life will shine.
Rose-colored glasses have the power to make life beautiful again. Won’t you join me? I have enough of a supply to wrap around the world allowing all of us to leave a legacy to newcomers just beginning life on this Earth. Join me and hundreds of others in Humanity One World (H.O.W.). You’ll receive no decoder ring, but you will receive a pair of rose-colored glasses through which the world can see. They are indestructible and last a lifetime.
Life isn’t about things and possessions. It’s about sharing, communication and love. It’s about nurturing and spreading joy. It’s about growing, not destroying. Rose-colored glasses allow you to see life as it should and can be.
Strap on a pair of rose-colored glasses and never take them off. One size fits all and is the perfect accessory to your well-being and that of the world.
Life is good! Spread the word.
Shauna L Bowling
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