“What a difference a day makes. Twenty-four little hours.” When you give yourself time to digest life, it goes down so much easier. I’m having a health challenge and as always I am reminded to tend to my thoughts. How easy it is to forget that we decide which thoughts to entertain on a daily basis. It seems that they just show up sometimes as uninvited guests and we can’t do anything about that. WRONG! We must tend our thoughts as carefully as we tend our gardens. What gets planted will grow. If you plant watermelon seeds, you won’t get apples. Seems kind of obvious, but many times we find ourselves entertaining thoughts of despair about our health and then wonder why things seem to be getting worse.
Yes, we have to be realistic and face whatever presents itself. Once we’ve acknowledged it, then we decide how to think about it. If the automatic response is panic, doom and gloom, then we find ourselves in the negative death spiral to hell. The negative thoughts come pouring in and start to overwhelm the system.
However, there is another way to tend the garden of your mind. Face reality. What is actually happening? Much of it will exist only in the mind. Then adopt a perspective that leaves you options. It’s amazing how just having a choice can lift your spirits and raise your energy to see the possibilities in life. It’s very easy to decide that everything is falling apart. But what if it isn’t? What if you can make a different choice? What if you can see things from a different perspective, one that has you winning for a change? Or at least gives you a fighting chance?
The way this life works is we have dark clouds and rain, then we get sunshine and flowers. Neither is good or bad. It simply is. The thought seeds we’ve planted determine what sprouts in the fertile soil of our minds. If we welcome the clouds and rain, we have a perspective that this will bring juicy watermelons. If we welcome the sunshine, we enjoy a walk in the park or wandering in our garden picking the sweet fruit. What we harvest is what was planted.
If we are planting negative thought seeds, the harvest will be disappointing at best. What we will have to eat will only irritate the system and make life stressful, dark and cloudy like the sky on a rainy day. Plant seeds that empower you. Plant seeds that give you options. Plant seeds that feed and nourish your soul.
The dark clouds always part and then there is sun. “What a difference a day makes. Twenty-four little hours. You’ve got the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain. What a difference a day makes. And the difference is you!”
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