When things are hard, and you feel down, take a few deep breaths and look for the silver lining– the small glimmers of hope.
Remind yourself that you can and will grow stronger from these hard times. And remain conscious of your blessings and victories – all the things in your life that are right.
Focus on what you have, not on what you haven’t.
Start noticing what you like about others and tell them.
Having an appreciation for how amazing the people around you are leads to good places – productive, fulfilling, peaceful places. So be happy for those who are making progress. Cheer for their victories. Be thankful for their blessings, openly. What goes around comes around, and sooner or later the people you’re cheering for will start cheering for you.
Right now is a miracle.
Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. So stop thinking about how great things will be in the future. Stop dwelling on what did or didn’t happen in the past. Learn to be in the ‘here and now’ and experience life as it’s happening.
Appreciate the world for the beauty that it holds, right now.
Wm.E. Schilke….. 4.21.1928 – 2.26.2013