17 October, 2006

Life is Good!
It's all a matter of perspective...
This is my favorite Life is Good shirt. Surprised? In almost every situation a positive outlook and an optimistic spirit is all the ammunition I need. And yet, I find myself coming fact-to-face with a few stumbling blocks now and then; obstacles in my happy-life path. These obstructions are negativity and closed-mindedness. These fly in the face of my "seek first to understand" and "deal with the problem head-on" approach; (armed with the afore-mentioned positive outlook and optimistic spirit)! When I come up against these two it's like a splash directly over my head with cold water from my half-full glass; (a baptism of reality)? I feel as though I'm battling windmills when this occurs, as the negativity feeds the closed-mindedness and vice-versa, until the cycle spins out of control by it's own design. I feel frustrated and attacked; all the while knowing that God has placed these obstacles in my path for me to demonstrate my core beliefs, to stand up for truth and to let my positive outlook and optimism be reflected. No one can annoy me, make me mad, or undermine what I know to be the truth without my permission. They can, and will, continue to try; but I'm stronger than they are! I'm equipped: God's peace and calm reside safely in my heart under a profound statement of my faith perspective on a lovely blue T-shirt!

... And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus... Numbers 6:26

Life is Good!


quiltkeemosabe said...

Would this sort of be like hitting your head on a cupboard door????

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Kinda sorta, an open one.

Jim V said...

So..... did we talk about the kind of day I had yesterday, and then you wrote this just for me? 'Cause I don't remember that conversation, but you hit the nail on the head.

Thanks! Just what I needed.