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?
After six years of infertility, she was blessed with the adoption of her oldest daughter who now is a teenager. Six years later, she finally became a mother a second time, this time with a baby through a donated egg and ivf. Throughout that time, she fostered nine babies and toddlers, met wonderful women who helped her grow, and learned to rely on Jesus. She started this blog with the hope that she could share her joy, experience, and willingness to grow with others, whether they battle infertility, toddlers, or teens.