Choosing to live with optimism and a positive attitude comes fairly easy to me about 80% of the time. It is that other 20% that really makes it tricky! I choose to believe in the best intentions of others. I choose to live with a grateful heart. I choose to be open and compassionate to those less fortunate than me. And yet, I am easily annoyed and irritated with circumstances beyond my control. I slip into the downward spiral of negativity in group settings. I face my “first world” problems with whining, when I should feel blessed that I am not faced with the real tragedies of “third world” problems.
So, on this day of celebrating another year of birthdays…and blessings beyond my imagination, I am just saying it takes some work to live with an attitude of gratitude at all times. So as I grow older…and hopefully wiser, I choose to grow more positive…to live with peace that passes all understanding..and joy that fills my soul. That is my birthday wish today!