Lately the news coverage and my Facebook feed has brought about a tide of outrage, disagreement and a lot of name calling. I see anger and behind anger there is usually fear. Fear of change I suppose. As a general practice I attempt to focus on the positive – whether it is my attitude or actions. With Valentine’s Day nearby I am hoping that the sentiments will swing toward gratitude and love.
“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”
Perspective is the key. A glass of water may be half empty or half full. We can look for the good in people or the bad. We can see the opportunities or the challenges. Neither view is right nor wrong. But the view definitely influences the quality of our life.
Managing my perspective can bring me a good day rather than settling for a bad one. To create more good days I am consciously working on seeing the abundance around me. For example with the recent outrages and protests I see passion. I see people getting involved instead of the “I don’t care” attitude that I have seen in the past. Personally I equate the protesting to me yelling at my kids. Screaming at the top of my lungs allowed me to release my anger, however it didn’t change the behavior of my children. Once my anger was spent I could change my perspective and move into more productive activity.
Valentine’s Day might be a hallmark card holiday, but it is a good reminder that love is all around us. A reminder to create the tide of love – to give love and receive love.
To those we work with – you bring a tide of warmth into our office. I send you a warm thank you for being part of my life. I work with the very best staff, clients, business associates and acquaintances. Life is best when riding on the tide of love…