Thursday, February 5, 2009

Inequity in life...

I am truly amazed when I am out and about in public. Whether it be work, the grocery store, a restaurant, and even church *gasp* (yes even at church)...one common occurrence that I witness is someone complaining about something. They may be on the phone going off to the mystery human on the other line; or even just bantering to another individual near them. Either way I am truly amazed that out of everything we have in this country that there is so much to complain about. A country where our homeless live better than many people in third world countries. 

I challenge anyone reading this...from this day on...take the opportunity to focus on the positive things in your life. The blessings that have been given to you. If you need to stop and look around at nature...it is soothing, relaxing, and can really allow for you to acknowledge some of the great things we have in life. If you apply your attention prosaically on a daily basis you will find things begin to look up for you. Once you reach the point of feeling more optimistic about yourself and the world around you; you can then share that optimism with the world. 

With all that being said...do NOT let the negativity become your idiosyncratic style. It is ugly and repulsing. No matter how bad things get...remember what you DO have. 

If you focus on these things they will drag you down and not allow you to grow and move forward to reach your future goals and aspirations. 

1 comment:

tracy said...

Hey Jerm, It's Tracy. I loved what you had to say here. As you know I am very guilty of this! I have been truly blessed with everything I need in life. I tend to focus on what I do not have rather than praising GOD for what HE has given me. What is it with us today? If we do not have the best of everything we are ashamed or do not feel complete somehow. I am seriously way too tired to even focus enough to write something that makes sense. I just wanted to give acknowledgment to your words. You got through. I love you!