One of the qualities I like about myself is that I usually see the good in this world, specifically its people. It's something I have been teased about, even by my own daughter who says that in my world, unicorns poop skittles and fart rainbows. Kevin used to speak in the same tone as the "Twilight Zone" and say, "Nothing is as it seems, in the Angie Zone." I don't think I see a distorted view of the world, or didn't may be more accurate, I just saw what I wanted.
The thing is, I have had a harder time with this lately, and this is not a quality I want to lose. I have debated on why this is and attribute the negativity on Facebook for some, my own heart for most, the constant stream of negative news in the media, and listening to negative voices as well.
I have taken measures to keep my outlook on life. Limiting time on Facebook, spending time with uplifting people, regularly thanking God, but I feel I am my ability to see the blessings we are surrounded with each day.
I want that back!
People who see the bright side of things, do not do this because they are more privileged or had an easier life or just have not been knocked down in life; they see the world brighter because it is essentially a choice. I can honestly say that some of the most positive people I have met, have had some very hard things in their past.
I think I have decided to seek out the blessings in everyday life. I think I am going to start that journey today.... Does anyone have any ideas?
This Christian mom is far from perfect, but continually strives to grow and develop. She is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction and focuses a lot on personal growth. She loves to share what she has learned through her studies and her own failures, as well as walks alongside other mothers as they learn together the ins and outs of parenting.