Thursday, June 11, 2009

Life and attitudes

Life is very much like this picture; full of beauty while at the same time full of thorns.

What did you see first when you looked at the photo? Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Is your glass half full or half empty?

How happy or troubled we are is often in our attitude. Life is both happy and full of problems. The optimist and the pessimist are both technically correct. However, it is our attitudes which makes the difference in how we feel and respond to ourselves and others.

It can even affect how we respond to God. God is not our problem. We are! He can help us change our attitude and find more beauty and happiness in every situation. (Photographer unknown)


Montanagirl said...

Lovely. I first saw the gorgeous flower, then the thorns. Guess I'm an optimist! (LOL). Connie, check my blog, there's an award there for you. Great thoughts too, by the way.

Anonymous said...

I love the picture. What kind of flower is that? Right now I am wanting to hurry God up. I am tired of the thorns in my life concerning my health. I am reminded EVERYDAY how far God has brought me. Apparently that is not enough. I realize the thorns have there purpose. I need PATIENCE!

Connie said...

Arlene, this is a photo of a cactus, but I do not know which one.

Although you feel the thorns in your life (poor health) the rest of us see you as a beautiful flower. In fact, I see you as many flowers! You have grown so much and come so far. We love you and keep praying for you - you certainly have gone through many difficulties.

aspen said...

I saw the photo of the flower long before I saw it was on a cactus! Hope thats a good sign!! Lovely photo!

Linzi said...

Didn't even notice the thorns until I read your post, think thats just my lack of observation mor ethan anything else though!!!!

Linzi x x x

Dorothy said...

You have a beautiful blog. Hurry back, I want to see more. I saw the center of the flower, radiating out with life and color. after I read your post, I saw the thorns!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I saw the bloom. I didn't notice those were thorns until you said something.