My friend Annie at McGuffy’s Reader started a wonderful blog hop called Sparks with the intent to share an inspirational thought each Monday, and she’s invited us to join her. I think this is an awesome idea, and a great way to start the week!
I chose this quote by Mandy Hale for my Spark this week because perspective has played such a major role in my life.
When we are young we have all these wonderful dreams and ideas of what our life is going to be like when we are finally grown up. Then we reach that longed for stage and discover that it isn’t all it was cracked up to be. It can be hard to come to terms with the realities of life.
What I’ve learned over the years is that we have choices about how we respond to what life brings us. We can be angry, bitter and resentful, and drag our feet through life grumbling and feeling sorry for ourselves. Or, we can acknowledge that often our own choices have brought us to where we are, and we can accept what transpires as lessons to be learned.
We can choose to open our eyes to the gifts we’ve been given and find the positives in our present situation, even if sometimes we have to look a little harder. There is always good, always something to be thankful for!
When we learn to take life as it comes, and to be at peace with it, good things begin to happen. I can assure you from my experience living here that flowers do indeed bloom in the desert!
Come and check out Sparks, find your inspiration for the week there, and maybe share something too!
Many of you are familiar with the “Thought for the Day” posts on my Facebook page that carry more messages of hope and encouragement. I post a new one each morning, drop by and check them out. 🙂