Monday, June 6, 2011

Gratitude or Wet Blanket

How do people do it? Go around dumping doom on everyone they come in contact with. You know the people you love that live for telling you just how bad things are and how little we can do about it.

I just got off the phone with a friend that I haven't talk to in awhile. I was considering asking him to go to dinner but in a few short seconds I knew I wasn't up for an hours worth of doom and gloom. If you asked him he would tell you he is a positive person. He always tells me how negative his mother is so maybe compared to her he is positive. Wow it must have sucked to live there as a kid.

It is hard not to jump on the band wagon (where did that saying come from?) We are in the same business and I am looking for encouragement not certain death. I have thought of mentioning this to him but it would devastate him. As we were talking I pulled up the thought for today and it said. Don't help people unless they ask for it. It is part of their path to learn the lessons for themselves. If they haven't they are not ready. I get that. It says if your not sure if they want your help ask.

I avoid him for the most part and this makes me sad. I can't hear the negative in my present state. I know I have had some pretty hard lessons that I could only learn the hard way. Actually a lot of them are going on right now.

Lost in my own head oblivious to what is good in my life. Trapped in uncertainty unwilling to turn my fears over to a power greater than myself. When we see the faults in others we get a reflection of just who we are in the mirror.

This has inspired me to step out in faith and live in gratitude of what is right about my own life. In this moment I have everything I need.

1 comment:

  1. I have a friend who is also doom and gloom. I am feeling reluctant to be around him. Yet, I also realize that I can take what I like and leave the rest.