Have you ever noticed two people living in the same circumstances – one suffering, complaining, and miserable and the other determined, appreciative, and happy? So what’s the difference? It can be expressed in just one word ATTITUDE.
I know, that’s easier said than done. But here’s a clue from the great American educator and philosopher, John Dewey. Become a “True Optimist.” Do not run away from your challenges. Instead, know the score, see the reality of your life, and acknowledge it. At the same time, ALWAYS actively search for the good in each and every person and circumstance.
If you are presently feeling pressed and challenged, what could the benefit be? What is the lesson to be learned? Greater self-reliance? Reaching out to others for support? Patience? Compassion? The list goes on and on and only you can find your benefit. When you do, life will be gentler, easier, and more joyful.
So what have you got to lose? Give it a shot and report back. We’d love to hear from you.