Just the Way It Is - January 2016
I hope everyone had an excellent Christmas holiday and I wish everyone a very blessed New Year. I cannot believe it is already a New Year and that 2015 went by so fast. When I was younger the years seemed to crawl by. Now it seems like I am on a fast track to the future. January is a month for new beginnings and for refreshing your life. It is everyone’s chance to start over.
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, but keep none of them. I challenge you to set some goals for your life and then work at keeping them. Don’t make resolutions you know you cannot keep. By the same token don’t set your sights so low that you don’t accomplish anything.
With the New Year and thoughts on changes and improvements perhaps the best way to look at it is by focusing on the blessings that are yours for the taking. There are many blessings out there, and most of the time we fail to embrace what God has designated for each of us. There are financial blessings, career blessings, family blessings, or countless others, but whatever the case, those blessings are floating around waiting for your positive energy to draw them in.
In science we are taught that positive energy attracts positive energy. If you are focusing on the negative, you are, indeed, going to pull in the negative and those blessing will just pass you by. Of course, it is difficult to maintain a positive upbeat attitude twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, but I certainly would rather attract the positive life has to offer instead of focusing on the negative all the time.
Each morning before you crawl out of bed take a minute to focus on the positive of the upcoming day and set the stage to receive all the blessings God has to offer. Sometimes, I think we miss blessings because we are so caught up in the negative that surrounds us; that of which is our own doing and not God’s.
If you take three or four minutes in the morning before crawling out of the covers and picture in your mind how well your day is going to come together you ultimately set the stage for a good day. If you crawl out saying to yourself, “Man, I hate going to work, and I’ve got all this stuff I have to do, and I’ll never get all that done” etc. etc. then you have already set up a live feed for negative things to happen. Because of this attitude blessings cannot navigate and come to you through those negative vibes you are sending out.
On the other hand, if you lay there an extra minute or two and think thoughts of gratitude and blessing and channel your focus to everything working out well and coming together you are feeding on positive energy and positive energy draws positivity and blessing.
With this New Year, we all have a chance to start out anew with a new game plan. Our game plan may be about team roping, or family, or finances, or just changing our lives in a positive way by eating better and exercising more. Do not set yourself up for failure by dreading the process up front.
You may not be into resolutions, but if you are, then go head on into those resolutions with a positive, unstoppable, unbeatable, uplifting framework and all the blessings God has to give you. Do not hesitate to bead in on that positive frame of mind. Most of the time we have no one but ourselves to blame when things unravel and fall apart. That isn’t the case 100% of the time, but it is true more than we would like to admit. If you look back, (and by the way don’t make a habit of looking back) but if you look back over how things worked in the past you may well see where things fell apart from something you did or didn’t do or maybe from your overall attitude. Was negative energy prompting your mind set?
Move forward each day excreting positive vibes. Distribute that energy to everyone around you and that brings the good, the blessings back to you. Let your energy be the fire that connects everyone else and it will come back to you much richer than when it left. Be the nourishment that feeds others and be a part of the blessing that blesses others and you, as well, will be blessed in ways you can never imagine or understand.
Sure it is hard to stay upbeat and positive all the time. It is a goal to strive for, and good health, good fellowship, good finances, good roping, are all things that cling to positive energy like a magnet. They are cast out into nowhere when you circulate negative vibes.
I encourage you to have a great New Year. Focus your attention on the positive aspects of life and shut the door on everything negative. This is a New Year full of blessings. Draw these blessings to you and accept and treasure them. That is the way God meant it to be. Don’t cast away what he intends for you personally because your focus is wrong and misplaced. Have a very blessed New Year and may your life be filled with good fortune. Keep your chin up, put a smile on your face, and make the best of every situation you encounter. Take charge and make it the best year ever, and that is just the way it is…..