Feel Good Friday

th-1Stray dog joins racing team.

A young woman reaches out to a family having a bad day.

Austin teen raises money for an automatic door for his wheelchair.

A child with autism asks for mail for Christmas, and hundreds respond.

Bystanders rescue strangers from an apartment complex.

Michigan cops and UPTV teamed up to hand out presents instead of tickets.

You get to choose your attitude today, and every day.  What do you choose today?  Do you choose to focus on what makes you happy and grateful, or what makes you sad and full of longing?

The Best Time of My Life

Mystery Castle, Phoenix AZ Photo Credit: Doree Weller

Mystery Castle, Phoenix AZ
Photo Credit: Doree Weller

Facebook inspires me from time to time, but not in ways that I would predict.  For instance, I was recently reading something an old high school friend wrote, and I realized, “This person thinks the best times of their life has passed.”  How sad.

Too many people seem to think that thinking positively is a cheap trick, mired in avoiding reality.  Thinking positively doesn’t have to be about avoiding reality.  It doesn’t work to avoid it anyway; try to avoid reality, and it will come and smack you in the face.  Hard.

No, the thing is, that most of what we’re thinking positively vs. thinking “realistically” about hasn’t actually happened yet.  How is it more realistic to think negatively about something that hasn’t happened than positively?  I believe that our energies attract things.  The nice thing about my positive thinking is that if the bad stuff never comes to pass, then I didn’t waste time worrying about it.  And if it does come to pass, then I deal with it.

I believe that every day, life can be an adventure.  And it often is an adventure.  Whether it’s a fun adventure or a frightening adventure is often decided by the person living it.  I’ve gone through bad times in my life.  And they weren’t improved by me being miserable about them.

Everyday is a choice… but will you choose adventure or irritability?  Do you have something to learn today, or has it all been done?  Are the best years behind you, or is the best stuff happening right now?

It’s all about choices.