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Finding Peace Today

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Isn't this a peaceful scene? This farm is not far from my house. IN the autumn with the rich colors it looks beautiful. The sheep grazing look so content.
This is something I want to find for myself today. Peace and contentment.
I have been feeling much more positive these days. I look for the bright spots of each day. I try and find the positive in every situation. It makes such a difference to have a good attitude, to expect good things.
I am not much of a phone talker. It probably stems from my introvert personality. But there is one person who used to call me every day. Though I care about her, she tends to look at the negative side of things. SHe has a victim mentality, thinking everyone is out to get her, to mistreat her and to take advantage of her. OUr phone sessions give her opportunity to share all of that with me. I try to be supportive, to help point out the positives, but she just does not want to hear it. Lately, due to circumstances on both of our parts, these calls have diminished to once a week. I feel like a burden has been lifted not being weighed down with that negativity.
ON the other hand I have another friend who brings sunshine with her where ever she goes. SHe lifts my spirits because she maintains a positive attitude. Yes, we can talk about upsetting things, but we always find ways to help each other through in a positive way.
I have learned that I want to be more like her. I want people to be happy to see me coming. I want to make people smile, not cringe because of some negative woe I am bringing with me.
I want to wake up each day and put on a smile, anticipating the good things that day has in store.
Have a beautiful day, my friends.

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