Today’s Challenge: Be mindful of where your thoughts are leading you.
Our happiness starts with our thoughts.
A week ago, I flew back to Colorado to be closer to Shorty’s Vet and CSU. I didn’t have my car, so a driver picked me (and Shorty) up at the airport and drove us home. During the one hour trip, I noticed how negative the driver was. He told me about the bad things happening in his life, and he shared with me his many believed conspiracy theories about life in general, mainly that the world would come to an end within the next 15 years.
I didn’t argue much, but I did tell him that I believed everything was going to get better in the world… soon.
This driver was a very nice guy, likable, but I couldn’t wait to get home–his attitude was depressing and exhausting. His thoughts seemed to have run away on him, and he let it happen. He decided this year would be the worst, snowiest year in Colorado. He decided that the world was coming to an end. And he decided that he would never be able to make money doing what he loved. He made up his mind how his life was going to be… and so it was… Negative.
I’ve been guilty of doing the same thing. When I was younger I had certain beliefs that held me down. Thankfully, I’ve learned that I have power over my thoughts, and therefore I have power over my life.
Staying positive isn’t always easy, but if we stay positive, our lives will be positive. If we stay negative our lives will be negative. If we focus on all the good in our future, our future will be good. If we focus on the bad in our future, our future will be bad.
Plus, positive people are a lot more fun to be around! 🙂
Shorty Update: She had her surgery on Monday. Wednesday I went back to the vet to get antibiotics because her incisions didn’t look good, they were red and bleeding a little. Friday, I took her back to the vet because the incisions looked even worse and Shorty seemed uncomfortable. My vet cleaned up the incisions, gave her more antibiotics and gave her some pain medication. My day on the couch with her turned into a week, and I can happily say that she is finally doing great! 🙂