Over the weekend, I received a newsletter from a well-known Catholic author. This man, in addition to his writing on many faith issues, is also a professor at a college in Ohio.
On the front page of the newsletter, he wrote about his excitement for the start of another academic year, and how much he has enjoyed preparing his lectures and getting ready for classes to begin.
What came through his writing was his level of true excitement. It got me thinking about all the things that I have in my life that are getting ready to start, and I realized that I wasn’t as positive as this man was.
As the tropical storm Irene raged outside my house (all is well here), I was deep in thought about the necessity of being positive. We all have a lot going on in our lives right now, and for many of us, it might be hard to focus on the good that is all around us, rather than the negative things that seem to envelope us.
I would submit to you that each of us need to try as hard as we can to remain focused on those positive situations that bring joy to our hearts.
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t lose an opportunity to be positive today, and try to share it with someone else. 🙂