Posted in 30 Days of Gratitude, Family, Ordinarylife

What do you choose?

I choose to be an optimist, to believe the best in people and to believe in honesty and accidents. I choose to see beauty around me.

Since 14 February I have been thinking about how everybody has react to the whole Oscar / Reeva shooting and how I feel about it.  I am not saying I don’t believe he is guilty – he shot somebody, whether he intended it to be Reeva he shot that is a different story.

But, this post however is not about him.  It is about me!  It is about what I choose and how I choose to feel in situations like this.  I don’t want to go around thinking the worst in everybody.  I don’t want to see the doom and gloom in the world.  I don’t want to think that there is only bad out there.

I want to see the beauty in a sunset or sun rise, I want to believe that people are inherently good.  I want to enjoy my life and to enjoy the abundant kindness that surrounds me.  I want to believe in luck and that hard work does pays off.  I want to enjoy footprints in the sand, walks along the beach and kisses from family.  Yes, I will be disappointed along the way, let down and called naïve.  I don’t care.  What other options are there, to live in a hole seeing only darkness, to be pessimistic and think that only bad is going to happen?  Yes, I know bad does happen, and often, but so does good.  I choose to see and focus on that even if at times it is very hard.

How do you choose to live your life?

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11 thoughts on “What do you choose?

  1. So very true.

    I also choose the happy, sometimes though i forget and get bogged down by the negative.

    But choose the positive and I feel the negative automatically goes away. Declare that you are happy/in love/ fit whatever and you will believe it. Believe you are miz, and well, you’ll be miz!

    1. so very true! I especially realised this when I did the 30 days of Gratitude. The more I thought about what I had to be grateful for the more grateful I was and the more I saw.

  2. I’m the same. I explained all this just last night to someone actually about how, yes, there is a lot of crime all around but I can’t focus on that. There’s also TONS of beauty and good things around too

  3. Yip, I definitely do the focus on the good thing. As Shayne said, believe you are miz and you will be. Though saying that, I do sometimes have down days for no real reason.

    1. I think we all do! Sometimes there just seems like so much bad it is really difficult to focus on the good. I have found that it does take effort – but is worth it.

  4. I ALWAYS see the best in people, much to my detriment sometimes. I always give people the benefit of the doubt. So yes, I focus on the good thing even though it is hard sometimes.

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