Take a moment and see things through the eyes of a child, especially during this holiday season. Anticipation and excitement fill her entire being as she thinks about all of the possibilities that Christmas day will hold. Even when family members become impatient with her or one another, she still sees the glass half full, believing that wishes do come true.
Where does this attitude go when you become an adult? It gets buried under responsibilities, distractions, and the stresses of life. But it’s still in there. All you have to do is take a moment and really look at the world around you to find even the smallest thing for which you are grateful…and then another…and then another. Before you know it, you’ve harnessed that child-like ability of eternal hope that is always there, ready to be accessed.
After the holidays, you can continue seeing things as fresh, new, exciting, and hopeful. You can find the possibilities, even in the problems. When work is overwhelming, you can still choose to be grateful to have work and use every opportunity, positive or negative, as another chance to see the world through child’s eyes. Your attitude is yours and the choice is yours about what that attitude will turn into, regardless of the circumstances around you.
It is with an attitude of immense gratitude that I thank you for reading this blog. I’m grateful for the chance to be of service to you and those that you share this with. Merry Christmas, if you celebrate this holiday, and Happy New Year as well!