Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Rose Garden

There are all kinds of people in the world.  There is a lot of unfairness in the world.  We only need to read a paper, watch the news or go to MSNBC on our computers.  We cannot change other people’s behavior.   We can, however, change our own.  Part of that, to me is changing our expectation.  I believe the saying goes, “No one promised you a rose garden.” 

I make a choice every day to find the positive.  I make a choice every day to mind my business and be thankful that I have a roof over my head, food on the table, and good friends and family in my corner.

I try not to pay attention to what others get away with.  I can look in the mirror every night and feel good about me. 

My first reaction to the response from Anonymous regarding my blog on ‘In An Instant’ was, “This person really sounds bitter and angry.” 

I am by nature a positive person.  I always find something, even if it is small, to turn from a negative into a positive.  An example would be, “Sure I got stung; could have been worse…” And, it really doesn’t matter to me what the worse is.  There are people who run into a hornet’s nest, or fall off of a ladder while trimming the trees after getting stung.

I have lived long enough to know that, “Good guys often finish last”, and, more often than not there is a train at the end of the tunnel.  Having said that, I am a firm believer that those of us who want to, can indeed make lemonade out of lemons.  The drink may not be as sweet as we like, however the drink belongs to us.