January 24, 2021

My reflection today:
“Accept and appreciate that you’re the one most responsible for making your dreams come true. Be your own best friend. Cheer yourself on.
Choose your thoughts, because if you don’t, you’re still making a choice and you’ll have to take what you get. In your mind’s eye create a positive picture that will draw what you want to you. Your intuition is powerful; use it. Keep your desires burning. Don’t be afraid to take careful chances.
Inform yourself. Make the connections between your thoughts, your actions, and the results you’re getting. The cumulative quality of your actions will weave the tapestry of your destiny. Live your life consciously; don’t just let your life live you.
Look at your circumstances as life lessons rather than adversities. Keep a careful watch over your joy. Cherish it. Acknowledge your blessings, no matter how small they may seem. You are a student in the school of life and in many ways your own teacher. Appreciate the lessons you’ve learned, and enjoy life, others, and yourself.” – Donna Fargo
I was sharing with someone the other day, one of the main reasons I retired as principal was that so many people would not take responsibility for their own actions. It was always someone else’s fault. Two people can go through the exact situation and both will handle it differently. It is all about our choices.
I used to share this story at the first parent teacher meeting. ‘A couple had a set of twins. One child was an optimist and the other was a pessimist. A psychologist told them the way to balance them out was to give the pessimist a room of toys, and the optimist a pile of manure. The parents watched the two boys when they received their gifts. The pessimist was complaining this wasn’t the right color, this was too small etc. They looked in at the optimist who is shoveling the manure saying , ‘With all this manure, there has to be a pony.’ Need I say more? Jesus teaches us to look for that pony.?