Fun Vs Misery
We wake up every day and look at the news and we see some very scary things going on in the world. Bad things affecting our economy, our environment, our freedoms, and our world, and it never seems to stop. The bad news can be overwhelming. We all have the opportunity to start out each day feeling sad and miserable. We also have the opportunity to feel happy and positive. It’s a choice, and we get to make it, not the events around us.
I wake up every morning looking for reasons to be happy and positive. I make that choice based on me and my preferences, not the misery, the challenges, or events around me. I do it and I’m satisfied that I made the right choice. If you don’t, then you’re making a big mistake every day. You get to make that choice, not those around you.
Lately we have an opportunity to be miserable based on the choices of the elected hooligans in our local state and federal governments. They may or may not be trying to make us miserable, but their choices are bad for us and for the entire country. We can allow them to grind us down and make us be miserable, or we can rejoice that we’re in control of ourselves and can choose to accept the challenges and move forward and correct the bad choices made by others in our name. We can make a difference in the local, state, and federal elected hooligans by electing men and women who will make better choices and make it easier for us to choose to be happy and positive every morning.
Starting the day with a positive attitude and the knowledge that we are in control of how we feel and what we can do and what we can accomplish gives us an edge in our day. We can stay positive and overcome the challenges; those who chose to be miserable will be miserable and will stay miserable regardless of the good things around them. We control our attitude, and we control how we feel all day. We must understand and accept that which we can’t change and can’t overcome. Some challenges can’t be overcome and we have to accept that, but we must be wise enough to tell the difference between what we can’t overcome and must accept and those things that are a challenge and can be overcome.
I know an 80 year old man with one God given leg and a couple of store bought legs. He couldn’t overcome the loss, but he didn’t let that loss stop him from being positive and he keeps the desire to move forward with the limitation of one old leg and one store bought leg. He makes the right choice every morning when he wakes up and does what he wants with what he has. He learned to do things differently and he stays positive and moves forward. That is a challenge and he meets that challenge every day.
We have to read the news and not like what we read, but in comparison we have less of a challenge that the one legged man has. We can determine whose running and what they stand for and we can make the right choices and move forward. That’s a lot easier than strapping on a titanium leg every morning and living a life. We can vote and make our lives easier.
Bad things happen to good people. Good people have to live their lives and move forward from the bad things that happen to them. Our positive attitude is a choice we can make every day, regardless of the misery around us. There will always be bumps in the road and some of the bumps are painful, but they’re bumps not stop signs. We all have to accept some bad things in our lives, but they can’t grind us down, they have to be accepted and overcome. Take the time to accept the bump and then move forward. We choose to stay miserable or we choose to take control of ourselves and move forward with a positive attitude.
Life happens to all of us, most of it is very good and some of it is not so good. We all have to face some real and serious events in our lives, but we don’t have to let the misery overcome us and make us get stuck on miserable. Life is filled with fun and we can make that be our way of life.
Stay positive, stay happy and accept the bumps as they come, but move forward after the bump.