About Me

My photo
Redbanks, South Australia, Australia
Contact me if you'd like to know more about this writing group. My email address is jeebers@aussiebb.com.au

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds
Ananka knows how to enjoy life - catch and eat birdies!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Every Day is a New Day!

When you wake up in the morning, do you look forward to a brand new day of things to see and do? Or do you wake up and dread what's going to happen?

I hope the first is the one for you, not the second. Your own attitude to your life is the most important part of the things that impact on your day. It's your day, and it's your own responsibility to a large extent.

If you wake up and can only think of the bad things planned for the day, it might be time to consider the things in life that are good. If you wake up and are able to get out of bed, you're better off than some people. If you have things in your kitchen to have for breakfast, you're better off than millions of others.

If you have a job to go to, even if it's a job you hate, well at least you have a job, many have no job and no money coming in.

When I wake up, I look out of my window and look at the piece of sky I can see. Blue sky and fluffy clouds mean a nice sunny day, black clouds mean rain for my trees and plants outside and the possibility of a rainbow!

When you  wake up tomorrow morning, think about these things, and consider what you have to look forward to, get out of bed, ready to enjoy it all - it's all up to you!

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The World is not all Black and White

When I realised there are always lots of side to every story, that it's not all either/or right/wrong black/white, my world opened up and became a better world. The world and its people are multi-hued. I may be right, but some of what you say is right too, or maybe is right for you but not for me.

We all need to give others the right to have ideas and stories of their own, whenever we can. I live a happy life, with love and caring from my family and friends. Money is an issue sometimes, so is health, but life can continue to be happy anyway.

These thoughts were prompted by something I read on Facebook, from Mind Recipes. They have many interesting and enlightening things to say there, I heartily recommend you visit them.

I love finding interesting things and following the path my thoughts take me with my musing. As a writer and poet, I am also a thinker. My forms of writing help me to understand how I feel and what I think. If you are ever troubled, I suggest you could get out a piece of paper and write out your troubled thoughts.

It might lead you to a solution or at least bring your mind to a better place. Writing in a journal has been a saviour for many people. Why not give it a try? If you have a journal, please tell me about it, I'd love to hear your stories about journal writing.

Waiting for night to come

Waiting for night to come
I love sunsets