Random Tuesday #19: Stop focusing on the negative



People spend so much time focused on the negative in their lives (debt and financial problems, problem children,  problems with the government, problems at work and even perceived problems that aren't even there) and forget to look at the lovely and the good (like spring as Anne points out!!).

Its so important to find good things to look upon, to think about, to listen to and be part of your day as  it helps keep stress and anxiety away, it makes us feel more positive and healthy. 

How can one by joyful when only focusing only on the bad and the negative. 

Be the like the baby lambs that bounces around the field and always look to the happy and joyful. Have you ever watched kittens at play, life is good and they know it. They are happy and it shows on their faces and how they behaviour. Stop focusing on the negative (it won't fix the problems) and remember that we need to rejoice and keep on rejoicing, not because things are wonderful, but because of the joy that comes from knowing the Lord is in the middle of all things that are going on and He won't leave you or forsake you. 

Be like Anne of Green Gables and keep looking out for Spring!

I will rejoice in the Lord I will joy in the God of my salvation. (Habakkuk 3:18)

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  1. Your post was quite uplifting just when I needed some help.

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  2. Thanks Jo, the past few months have been hard, but this is something I need to focus on - the good stuff, not that hard stuff!!!!
    love,
    Bets

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    1. Isn't it funny - but we can easily focus on the negative (which pulls us down) but we find it much harder to find the good in life which is what makes us feel better. Be like your bunnies, and bounce around a little!!!

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  3. This made me think of Pollyanna, too - she always plays the glad game! :) Playing the glad game is very uplifting, I think... even in the real world! ;)

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    1. I agree - so much to be glad about.

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  4. How did you know that my husband and kids call me Eeyore??
    I absolutely need this truth in my heart and stamped in my mind every day. Glad to have found your words at Motivate and Rejuvenate!

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    1. Thankyou :)) Eeyore was very sweet and I liked him very much in the Pooh books :))

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  5. Thank you for the reminder of hope! There is such beauty in remembering that the spring will certainly come.

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    1. :)) I agree - especially when you are in the middle of winter :)

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  6. Nothing changes our perspectives quite like changing our hearts. Thanks so much for this sweet reminder today.

    Blessings to you and yours.

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    1. Thankyou Heather - do have a lovely weekend :))

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  7. Another encouraging post! I found your blog through a link-up party and I am going to save it to my favorites because I really enjoy what I've read so far! Thank you for sharing. ~Sarah (visiting from Radical Femininity)

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    1. Thankyou for visiting, so glad you have enjoyed your visit :)))

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