Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday Thoughts ~ Resolve

Illustration by Shel Silverstein ~ The Giving Tree
I've been pondering of late on the "state of things" in our country and around the world. I have always tried to be an optimist. There are periods in our lives where this can certainly be more challenging than others. Personally, we have suffered a number of financial set backs these past few years, many of them outside of our control. But I do believe in these times of economic uncertainty, we have to hold onto what really matters in life. We have to believe we can all make a difference. In the choices we make as individuals each day, what kindness and care we show to those around us and not just the people we know. I believe it is so important that we not be discouraged by the constant barrage of negative news, but look toward what is positive in the world and try to do our best to bring more goodness into our little piece of it.
I leave you with a quote I found recently from an unknown author...."Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work, hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest, prayer, meditation, and one well-selected resolution. Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor."

Let's go on and make this world a better place, regardless of our circumstance. If we all try as individuals we will succeed as a whole.


The Pink Bird House said...

What a fabulous quote!!!!! Not only there in the states, but here in Europe too, we are feeling the effects of financial recession, and have for years now. We are slowly coming out of it, and hope that the crisis there in the states will not effect us too much. But, when the states sneezes, Europe catches a cold!! So it is bound to happen. Too many times the news here was nothing but dour predictions, sad news of the state of things, and suddenly the people have had enough of it. The newspaper now has an entire side of nothing but GOOD news articles, people are moving forward no matter what, and a positive attitude is pulling us thru. A very good post today. I enjoyed it very much, since I can relate to it, no matter where I live.

BOWquet said...

Thanks for sharing!

I am all for making the world a better place. :)

leeleeoh7 said...

Here, Here!! I agree, people should try to focus on the positives more than the negatives, especially in these times when things are tough all around. Wonderful post =)

Peter said...

So nice to see that you are now one of my "followers"! Thanks!

The quote is certainly something to try to follow, but the daily program seems rather tough! :-) We should at least try as much as possible of it! ... and I agree, optimism os probably the most important right now in order to return on the right track, possibly as lightly different one!