Focus On “CAN”
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change. Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference.” - Reinhold Niebuhr
Do you realize that you are exceptionally blessed to be here on this day, alive in this moment. For many of us, life is a mystery. We don’t know why bad things happen to good….no, God’s people, but what we do know is that tomorrow is not promised, so we must do something with what we’ve been given today.
Yes, I know that many of you are healing. It may seem that each time you try to get up, there seems to be something that tries to keep you down. There is no sense in the senseless and no method to the madness. I know that when you are hurting you tend to focus on the negative instead of the positive. Re-living the pain keeps us in a state of stagnation, it hinders our forward progress, it hurts our healing.
Yes, I know that you have been hurt, you may still be grieving, recovering, trying to make sense out of the senseless
For a moment, if only for a minute, let’s re-direct our focus. Today, I challenge you to focus on what you can change. Accept the things you can not change (these things have already taken place), and FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN.
What can you do today to make a broader impact, create a positive change not only for yourself, but for the world we live in? If only to get out of your bed today and make a call to lift someone else’s spirit. Saying good morning to someone who might be having a ‘not so good’ morning. Taking a co-worker a cup of tea or coffee, just to say you’re being thought of. Taking a 10 minute drive to a children’s hospital or shelter to donate a couple of teddy bears (and are now 50% off. smile)
The little things that you do, really Do make a difference. Even though you may be hurting, you can help others by giving while you’re healing. You are less likely to focus on your own hurt when you get involved and help others. Get involved, it’s bigger than you and I.