When I come to Nashville to visit the folks at 4Patriots, I always walk by the same store in the airport.
It’s filled with t-shirts and hats and sweatshirts, with all kinds of little sayings and pictures of stick figures having fun and enjoying themselves.
It’s got a simple message: Life is Good.
Sure, it’s hokey. Don’t we all aspire to have a good life?
I haven’t met too many people who say, “I love being miserable!”
But sometimes, we miss the fact that life is indeed, pretty good. And we insist on making it bad for ourselves.
It’s all about perception. How you look at your life determines what you do in your life.
And your life is, when all is said and done, a summary of your actions.
So, if you want to change your life, and make it better, then you may need to change how you look at your life.
Like focusing on what you want, not what you don’t want.
And reminding yourself often what it is you actually do want.
Write down your aspirations. Picture what a good life looks like for you. Ask yourself what you’re doing today, what did you do yesterday, to help you move closer to that reality.
We can’t just think something into existence. And prayer is a call for strength and understanding, not a request line.
If you want changes, you have to do something.
And most of all, you need to appreciate the things you have, the good that exists, instead of focusing on the bad.
Even if it’s as simple as being grateful for a bed to sleep in, or a hot meal.
Because there are plenty of folks who don’t have either.
And yet some of them still manage to see the good in the world that the rest of us often miss.
Something to think about, friend.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.