The difference lies in seeing the good
that is there and enjoying it, whereas the other lies in wanting
to believe a reality that does not exist.
Easy to change?
Not at all. Change is
seldom easy. For seniors it is very difficult. We have been stuck
in our patterns. But change is always possible: ONE THOUGHT AT A
Daily I write down what Iím grateful
for. Every morning I write five things I expect to accomplish
itís surprising how this simple method helps oneís morale!
Begin every morning thinking about your
accomplishments. You may think you did nothing special!
didnít you raise a family? Isnít that an accomplishment?
course it is! What matters is the way you think
about your life.
Think of all your good actions.
delve only into your regrets, you become sad and guilty. You
cannot change the past, you cannot control the future, but you can
influence the present. THIS DAY, THIS HOUR, THIS VERY MINUTE.
Most important, a positive attitude goes
hand in hand with good physical health. Good health makes you feel
better, feeling better makes you more cheerful; people will visit
you, and in turn, youíll feel good, your health will improve,
and your outlook in life will go up and up. What a vicious cycle,
a happy one!
Thatís what I call a wonderful change
in attitude. Unfortunately, Aunt Liz never changed her way of
thinking -- she never read this article!
Donít despair because the results may
not show up quickly, but your new awareness will occupy your mind
in a positive way. This consciousness will not allow room for
negative thoughts. In the end, persistence will pay off.
Itís never too late to put joy in your
Hereís to you! Enjoy!"