20 May 2011
"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens to us, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a Catalyst…. a spark that creates extraordinary results."
Today was a beautiful, sunny day where everyone seemed to be in such a bright mood which I'm sure is in direct correlation to the weather. It finally felt like the start of a new season with so many new adventures yet to come. It's a holiday weekend here so we can only hope that the sunshine continues and people's spirits remain high. It's interesting to me how we tend to come out of this winter hibernation into this new, bright world of spring with new found hope. With the good weather brings some of my favourite things - sipping coffee on the patio, lazy picnics in the park, getting lost in a good book while laying under the shade of a tree and that feeling of sunshine permeating your skin and warming your heart. The brightness of all the flowers in bloom, freshly trimmed grass and sidewalk chalk adorning the neighbourhood!
You could get lost in all the possibilities of summer. Markets of fresh produce, rummage sales of interesting finds, evening campfires with friends and falling asleep completely exhausted knowing you spent every waking moment of that day living.
Somewhere inside us there is always an invincible summer - when it seems coldest and darkest and when we are most likely to want to curl up and hide - it's there. I'm not one to relinquish control very easily however I do give myself up to the fact that there are things beyond me and the only control I really have is how I choose to react to life's roadblocks. We can always hope for change but if we don't try to make those changes or make the choice to find the positive in a situation, there is no way for hope to exist.
Wherever you are reading this, I hope you have a bright day tomorrow.
Be thankful for it. xo