Jan 10, 2013

Staying Positive...

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life... 

I realize that when something is bothering us, it does not matter how big or how little the "problem" is.  It really does affect our lives in ways that we never realized it would.  I always said that no matter what there are others who are much worse off than we are.  I still stand by that, but today after going through another traumatic time with Brutus, and having just talked to a few people, I also know that no matter how bad others are also having it our "problems" do stress us out and do make us feel like we have the burden of the world on our shoulders.

I know there are wars and that people are dying.  I know there is so much cruelty and suffering in the world. It's is not that I don't care, but right now I have my own issues also.  No one is dying.  Arvid is hurting but will get better and when something bothers him he can tell me.

Brutus on the other hand cannot speak.  As I left him once again at the vet it broke my heart.  He looked at me with these big eyes and it was as if he were asking, "why, why do I have to stay here?  Why do I hurt so much?"

a smile always helps
All I could do was comfort him and hope he understands that we are doing the best for him.  So yes, today I feel like my problems are overwhelming and for a brief moment I was also angry that Brutus who is such a good boy has to surer so much.
Yes, others have bigger problems, but today I feel like mine are a tad bit overwhelming as well.
Even so, I tell myself everything is soon going to be all right for both Arvid and our Brutus.

Yes, I am alive and yes I know how fortunate I am.  
I have a positive attitude and that helps, but when it comes to Brutus, my emotions take over.

May you think positive thoughts and may life always smile at you!

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative...