"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds . . ." Wm Shakespeare

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Is The Grass Always Greener???

I'm old enough now to say, "I'm not so sure about that!" It's taken me years of experiences and years of striving for that illusive 'something' that would make my life better, greener if you will, to find out that is not always so. I realize my life is what it is and no amount of striving is going to make it better.

What makes it better is a day by day choosing to focus and give thanks for what I have, not in whining about what I don't have.

I thought being married again would make my life better. Then I went on a couple of dates.

I thought having enough money, well a bit more than enough, would make my life better. I'm still waiting on that one :)

I thought I never wanted to live alone again. Then I discovered I thrive on solitude and being alone.

I thought, I thought, I thought. Now I know that changing my thoughts changes the quality of life I have right now.

If I think negative thoughts, my life is lacking and depressing.
If I think positive thoughts, my life is rich and lacking nothing.

A friend has this on her outgoing emails, to which I am a recipient, it's a good reminder:

"If you look at what you do not have in life, you don't have anything. If you look at what you have in life, you have everything". I like that.

Paul, I think it was Paul, said we are to 'take every thought captive to the truth of Christ' (para) and the older I get the more I realize it's truth. Now if I could only remember that and follow through!!

Blessings, one more little tidbit in my life on a Journey