Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Better Attitude

I've lost a lot of sleep worrying about things- all things I can't control, but can't stop worrying about.

And then I've seen others with hearts of gold and know that they have worries too, but somehow balance it so well that the world would never know.

So thank you, to all who have been an inspiration to me lately. There are so many. Many who are thoughtful enough to share and honest enough to make it mean something.

I want to be more like you. I'm working on it. Worrying less and blessing more- like you.

It all starts with gratitude, I think. And I have so much to be grateful for. Everyday- and I know it. I just have to think about it more often. And think of all the things that go wrong less often.

It's not going to change all those things I'm worried about, but maybe it will change me, and in the end, that's all I can do anything about. So I'm going to try harder to look at the world differently. To see the good more than the bad and to realize that I can do something to make it even better.
Kind of like this picture- it's feels more real than the one where everyone's smiling perfectly- Life is tiring, but if you look closer, it's not hard to find things to love. I'm going to try harder to find those things.

2 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

I love that picture. One kid yawning, two tumbling, two hugging, mom and dad just chillaxing. It's the way life is. Even the barnyard in the background. Sometimes life feels like a zoo and yet in the end, we're all together, right? That makes it pretty perfect.

You're inspiring to me. Always.

Laura said...

That's our backyard... our little zoo.