The Atmosphere You Create Determines The Product You Produce.
A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones..~ Proverbs 17:22
Is it realistic to be optimistic when your life is filled with difficult problems? Yes, it most certainly is. Being optimistic does not mean ignoring or avoiding the problems. Being optimistic means seeing those difficulties for what they are, and then doing whatever is necessary to move beyond them.
That takes effort and commitment, and it's not easy. Yet it is the best choice by far. Sure, it's difficult to stay optimistic when there's trouble all around you. And that's precisely when your optimistic focus can make the biggest difference.
When you change your focus you change your feelings...
Look straight at those problems and know that there's a way through them. See the magnitude of the challenge and know that it can be done. There's no need to deny reality in order to remain optimistically focused.....
With prayer, positive energy, and commitment you can improve that reality.
If you and I only realized how powerful our thoughts are, we would never think a negative thought again.... Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can even do it when things are tough....
There's no need to lose your optimistic focus in order to be accurate. And it's certainly not necessary to deny reality in order to be optimistic. Stay positive and realistic at the same time, and you'll truly be changing your situation and the world for the better.
Father in Heaven; I understand that just pretending everything is "Fine" doesn't work. I understand that lying to myself is harmful. I also understand that while I must Face reality and be Accurate in my assessment of present conditions, I can remain Optimistic Knowing that YOU ARE WITH ME!!! You NEVER Leave.. You will always provide... I remain Optimistic in that TRUTH!! ~ Amen.
Borrowed from Mark Evans