Picture by JoAnn Wheadon Pollard
Walking out of the gym today I became aware of an older couple also heading to their car. In the attempt to spread a little sunshine in their day, I took the opportunity to say hello and see if they were from out of town. In our brief conversation she mentioned that her tour around town had not shown up and she was quite disgusted.
She asked if I knew some good places to eat, which of course I did, and I proceeded to tell her. With each suggestion she gave a counter comment of why she was not willing to try that place out. The comments were not based on the food, rather her fear of trying something new.
I could tell that she was totally unaware of what she was saying…and the more I tried to assist her, I soon realized nothing was going to make her happy. Although she thought the problem was a missed tour, I recognized that a personal inner attitude and belief had been triggered in her mind and she was now taking full hold of its message. Her belief was that she was not valuable enough for someone to show up in her life. Once her mind took hold of this opinion the emotion of anger was called into action; and the possibility of having FUN went right out the window – so to speak..
The attitude of “I am less than someone or something else” can be halted and stopped before taking hold of the mind; yet, there is a tendency to give up and give in when it comes rushing through. The solution? Taking the time to have a well thought-out game plan in place. A call to action be it a word, a song, or positive phrase that will fill the thinking space with which a negative thought wants to reside.
Ask yourself these questions next time a negative thought or attitude starts playing its tormenting song. “Am I willing to give up my HAPPINESS over __________?” “Is happiness really important to me, or am I needing someone to pay a little extra attention to me?”
If it is happiness you are seeking…. you and only you are the one who has the power to create and accept those inner emotions, because no one can MAKE you happy. If what you seek is extra attention, then change your thought and blow out the fiery flame of ANGER. Be WILLING to open up TO WHOM EVER God PLACES in your path! God does send “Earthly” Angels.