What do you see when you look outside?
Do you see plants bursting forth into bloom?
Trees swaying back and forth in the breeze?
Clouds gliding effortlessly across the sky?
Birds flying gracefully through the air?
Parents happily playing with their children?
Friends meeting up for a chat or cuppa?
Animals greeting their owners with love?
Or do you see the brown, dead grass?
Weeds grown better than everything else?
The trees that have lost all their leaves?
Menacing clouds that could bring hail?
Birds and animals who dies on our roads?
Disrespectful, defiant, disobedient children?
Parents not coping with their lot in life?
People who are alone and desperately lonely?
If you had to choose which would you see?
For both lists are there in plain view.
Life is not so much about what we can see,
As much as what we choose to see or focus on.
If we keep on revisiting and talking about bad,
We will continue to see more bad all the time.
The same is true if we choose to see the good.
So what do you see when you look outside?
© Kym Miller
Life is like a road. There are steep, treacherous hills to climb; and narrow, scary valleys to descent into. There are twists and turns that can make you giddy; and long straight stretches that can bore you to tears. There are likely to be times of smooth sailing like on a glass sea; then there will be times where the pot holes will be so big you might think they will swallow you whole. However, our lives are not about the road, our lives are not about which route we take – they are about our journey. Our lives are about how we act and react to what happens to us on the road called life.
If we focus on everything that is wrong with our life, we will continue to see only negative things. However, the same is true if we try to see the good is life. There is an old saying that I love – If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull!
Not matter how bad something is, try to find a positive in it. If you are sick, enjoy a rest. If your car breaks down, get some exercise and walk a bit. If you fall into a large pot hole full of mud, then enjoy a mud bath which is supposed to be good for your skin anyway :-). This is not something that you can achieve overnight, but with practise looking on the bright side gets easier and it makes life so much richer and nicer to live.
Until next time – remember, safety first!