Wednesday, February 28, 2007

In the Eyes of the Beholder

Today's Quote from A Fancy Word for Simple:

"Simply put you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy." -- Wayne Dyer

I am the maker of my own destiny! People can influence me from day to day, and if someone's really a jerk to me, it's going to make me feel kind of rotten, but it's not going to rock my world. Perception is a huge player in how my life evolves. If I am pessimistic, the world is not going to be a very nice place. Nor will it be fun if I think people are out to get me. I'm not saying I go about with rose-colored glasses, assuming everyone is an angel, but I do try to put more of a positive spin on things. It's hard to sustain when I'm drained to the dregs ... so I try to take care not to get that exhausted too often! It's a lot easier to maintain a balanced perspective when the rest of my life is in balance, too!


Paula said...

Very true!!!
I am not well right now, mouth full of ulcers & they are making me unhappy. Thankfully I have my list of "happy making" things & my new Happy Canvas on the wall!!!
Im now turning my happy list into a mini book of pictures.

*Paula* said...

Good attitude!

Mel said...

Well, I'm definitely not Suzy Sunshine--but I can look beyond the moment/circumstances and recognize that there's good in there.....which is growth for a gal who couldn't see the good in anything onceuponatime.

Yeah, yeah.....practice, practice, practice! ;-)