rose colored glasses...
I've often wondered about people who always see things through "Rose Colored Glasses." They're the people who seem to look at the bright side of things in the most trying and difficult times. I admire them. I yearn to be like them. In a way, I'm jealous of them. Truth be told...I try to be like them. But, I need to push myself to be that way.
Everyday I write a positive message from Dagger on all of his social media channels. What you may not know is that most of them are for me. Well, all right, ALL of them are for me.
"Why do you do it?" ...You might ask.
Here are three reasons why I write them:
First and foremost, I've found that our world needs all of the good vibes it can get. We all know how challenging life can be especially over these past couple of years with the pandemic, natural disasters and the unrest taking place all over the world. It's been a confusing and heartbreaking time for everyone.
Secondly, even before the pandemic and so many tragic happenings hit our world, I felt that kindness and compassion for others was solely needed everyday.
And finally, I needed to condition MY mind to think of how to be thankful for the blessings in my life everyday. How can I calm myself and change my thoughts of defeat to victory?
For me, the third reason, is by far the hardest for me to achieve. But, having written over 1,800 messages of the day for the past five years, you'd think that it would be easier for me to immediately bring myself to that positive state of mind. However, it's still a struggle. Somedays are easier then others. What I have come to realize is that thinking grateful positive thoughts everyday is a life long challenge for me.
We're human, after all. We are going to have our ups and downs. It's when we turn the downs into ups that our minds go to that positive state and we become thankful and grateful for our blessings. It just takes that one little thought..."Is there beauty in what I'm experiencing...right here...right now...at this moment in time? What is it? Am I learning anything from this experience? And can I see a blessing in this experience?" When I quiet myself and ask myself these questions, my answers are always positive and up-lifting. Sometimes, actually most times, I have to stop, look and listen for the signs. Sometimes I can see them right away. Other times I have to work really hard to see the signs. They are there. Believe me...they are. We have to be patient and gentle with ourselves. We can get there. I tell myself that all of the time. If I stay in the moment and focus on the goodness that surrounds me...I'm half way there. Then and only then can I see how truly blessed I am. Dagger also helps to bring me to that calm, grateful state of mind. His constant compassion and unconditional love helps me see the goodness and love in everyday life.
Maybe one day I'll see life from those so called "Rose Colored Glasses." Until then and for now, I'm happy to take one day at a time and experience the goodness and love from my red rimmed glasses with Dagger by my side.
Think happy up-lifting thoughts
and happy up-lifting things will happen...
Be kind, patient and gentle with yourself.
After all, we're all wonderful works in progress.
Have a safe and healthy September.
Happy Tales to you,
A Place where I can Bark, Blog and Woof a Little
written by Yvonne Dagger