Unfortunately writing of my weekly blog has been a bit weak in the weekly department. But odd is the life of a tax professional, work is all consuming during the end of January and beginning of February. Then it slows, and slows some more to suddenly pick up at the very end.
But that is not the point of this weeks blog. This past Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, so I went to the service at St Pauls Episcopal Church. Fr Gary gave an interesting lesson, odd in the difference between his and Fr Gordon’s lesson on Sunday. Fr Gordon preached of the doom and gloom of the present economy, the world and other present situations.
Ash Wednesday, with a dust to dust type premise presumed a similar take. Yet Fr Gary took a far different approach, one that made me happy and made me add another Lenten vow. Fr Gary told us that Lent could easily be the Initials for “Let’s Eliminate Negative Thinking.”
How much of life is actually a result of point of view?
While I was driving my friends to a concert, the lid came off my coffee cup. Coffee spilled in my lap. Yes I did cuss, but that was because I suddenly had a very hot lap! But I watched traffic, pulled off the interstate and parked. I cleaned myself up with a towel from the trunk. Finished driving us to the concert and had a wonderful time.
But it is still easy for me to slip into negative thinking. Unfortunately my parents believed in Murphy’s Law “Anything that can go wrong will” and is branded into my brain. So today, I spent obsessing over my job ending April 15th, about having 2 trips I want to make this summer, both mean almost crossing the country, and someone I care about asked about a secret.
Yet as night fell, I had an urge to log into twitter, with work I haven’t had time. There top of the list was
@spiritcoach PASSIONATELY POSITIVE Radio LIVE NOW w/guest @WendyGYoung! : ) wanna good time? http://budurl.com/Wendy
They talked about ways to make be well, more Passionately Positive. This means focusing on the good things in life, future writing which involves writing your future as you want to see it, and so much more. You can click on the link and listen to the recording.
When the call ended a friend of mine from Facebook; Sherrie, talked to me about the good things in life and other ways to see the secret I had to confess. My twitter stream came alive with people with people I care about, @spiritcoach @WendyGYoung @ccgal and @lynettepatter and they each gave me kind words.
Spirit Coach Stephanie talked to me about Ho O Pono Pono, to help me clear the emotional pain. Lynette Patterson of talked to me about some flexible work. Janelle (CCGal) made me smile!
But by changing to Let’s Eliminate Negative Thinking, my whole day changed. So ask you to do something special for Lent, Let’s Eliminate Negative Thinking. 🙂
I like this. Thanks for sharing. I must say, I do agree with this. I’ve found that these past 2 weeks there has been an ‘infectious’ good spirit in the air….nearby and abroad. It makes everyday and everything better. Let’s keep that spirit alive and well.
All my love!
What a treat to wake up this morning and find your tweet and this lovely blog! : )
LET’S ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING is a wonderful creed 2 live by! : ) Because the power for each and everyone of us is in the fact that we get to CHOOSE the thoughts we think — they do NOT choose us! : )
And each time you CHOOSE a thought that makes you feel GOOD, or BETTER, then you are either in or moving towards the JOY that is our Divine Mission while we are physically here on the planet! : )
I ‘m SOOOOO pleased that I was able to be of assistance to you yesterday! : ) It is always my honor and my joy and a true blessing! : )
Thank YOU for giving me that opportunity! : )
Blessings of Infinite Love & Gratitude,
Stephanie Bell the Spirit Coach
What a great blog post!! You ARE passionate. . . .passionate about staying positive!
Thanks for the reminder to eliminate negative from our lives. You ROCK!!
I love the idea of LENT meaning Let’s Eliminate Negative Thinking! What a great idea!
It’s way too easy for me to totally identify with you on this issue – I’ve got relatives who think Murphy was an optimist. Really!
Thanks for sharing this idea with us; I’m sure it’s going to make a difference. In fact, I think it already has! You ROCK my friend!