Half Full or Half Empty?

Half Full or Half Empty?

Most of my life I have been a glass is half empty type of gal. I’m not sure exactly why, but I have often struggled with being more negative when it comes to looking at things. This is something that I asked the Lord to change about me several years ago. I found that as I looked at the negative side of things, I became more negative. Not a pretty picture and definitely not encouraging.

This morning the Lord reminded me of how far I have come. I can’t say that I always look at the positive side of things now, but often I do. When something negative does happen in my life, I try to remind myself that God is not surprised by the situation and I know that I can trust Him. I find that often if not always, being positive is a choice that I can make. Will I choose to see the bright side? Will I choose to walk in faith and believe in God for this circumstance?

One thing I have found that helps me to have a more positive and upbeat outlook on life is laughter. When I choose to laugh despite my circumstances and seek out joy, my heart lightens and so does my attitude.

When’s the last time you had a good laugh? Perhaps today is the time to start. 🙂laughter-794305_640

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Jodie Wolfe About Jodie Wolfe

Jodie Wolfe loves to stroll through history with the characters she creates. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and walking.

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  1. Jodie, I love your thought that laughter can make a difference and want always to remember that also. Did you know there are ‘laughter rooms’ all over the world to help people who are sick? I’m trying to practice your idea every day. One of my favorite authors, Sarah Ban Breathnach, in her book Simple Abundance says ‘a person is the curator of their own contentment.’

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  2. I never heard about laughter rooms, Jude. I find laughter helps to lighten my heart, even in difficult situations. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment.

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