Below you will find the remainder of what I wanted to say…
We have to be able to laugh. My husband was telling me that I have to learn to laugh at myself. He said that he has had to learn this skill. When others crack jokes of point out mistakes, there can be a lesson and a joy that comes to my heart in the midst of it. Why? Because the joy of the lord is my strength. I realized that if I can’t laugh about something, I need to get to the root of the why so that I can fix it and find joy. Of course there will be things that are just not funny, but everything can’t fall into that category.
We have to do this on purpose because this isn’t an easy road. We have to take these steps, one positive foot at a time.
So that was my challenge today. I had to continue to have joy and be positive in the midst of the unscheduled events today. I had to turn all of the many negatives into a positive. We have to take time to adjust or attitude.
How can we check ourselves?
By having an accountability partner. I have my best friend…
Often times, I’ll run a few things past her. I’ll ask her about a situation, not telling her what I think just yet. I’ll get her opinion on it. She may say that she doesn’t see anything wrong with the situation. She may also say that she sees a huge problem. That’s when I tell her my thoughts on it. We discuss it and this really helps me.
We don’t always have to have a person to discuss these things with. God gave us the Holy Spirit. Our conscious will give us warnings….
It’s very easy to be negative especially when our feelings are being hurt. But we have to realize that we can turn around a situation or the day of someone else when we have a positive attitude. We should ask others how they are doing with a smile and a encouraging attitude. We are the light of Christ in the world. Today God has given us the ability, because we have His Holy Spirit, to help others. Let’s encourage other people. We never know what others are going through or what situations they are facing. They may be having a really bad day or simply need a smiling face to encourage them.
You and I can take up this challenge and move forward.