Last night I went to bed knowing that I would have a challenging day today. When I woke up, instead of sweating it and thinking about all that could go wrong, I focused on all that could go right. I stayed in an optimistic frame of thought and it worked.
When you actively set yourself up for positivity, negativity finds it quite difficult to infiltrate your thoughts. No matter how bad things may seem if you concentrate on what went or is going right the bad never really gets an opportunity to shine. I was reminded of that today.
I continue to remain without any complaints. I'm optimistic about my future and I'm hoping that by changing my mindset things will go swimmingly. Besides, its the summer, i'm alive, I have wonderful family and friends and I live in the greatest country in the world. What's there to complain about?
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Today I'm starting a 21 day no complaining challenge. I'm looking forward to working hard to have positive thoughts and put positive energy out there. I ask that if you know me you hold me accountable. If you read something I post that seems negative or like a complaint, please call me out on it.
Join me will ya?
Time for me to turn to the one place, the one book that helps me see things clearly and basically brings clarity to my world. God has never failed me....EVER....and I don't believe I will be left to wallow in my own self pity. One of my favorite Hymns is We've Come This Far by Faith. Today, I'm renewed in the belief that I've come this far. Grateful!!
At what point do you typically say NOW is the time to jump off of the boat and safe yourself? Life is filled with tests ready for you to take. It has been my experience to fail most of them. Fortunately, I always take the make up ones but it's usually too little too late. I'm not sure how I got into this cycle but at 40 can I change?
Why does it seem like people that really put in effort and try, end up with the wrong end of the stick? Sometimes I think that I was a real fucked up individual in my past because the trials and tribulations that I continuously go through just doesn't seem fair. All I can do is cry. I don't know what else is left. I feel very depleted. Just when you think you have a grasp on things, a snot nose kid comes by and wipes you off of your stool. Not your pedestal. Not your throne, but your stool. The stool that has no back to lean against. No cushion for comfort. No bar to rest your feet. Just a stool. And you're wiped off.
I don't ask for much, just a little. I'm not perfect, I've never claimed to be. I just want an equal share of the pie. To be treated fairly. But, as I've grown up, I've realized that the faith you've instilled in yourself and in others simply isn't always there.
But at the end of the day, I'll never give up. I'm no quitter. And I believe that my greatest blessings are around the corner.....
My name is Tamieka Blair and I live on Long Island in New York. I write, I read, I write, I work, I write, I support..I WRITE!!!
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