Recently I read a quote by William Mackpeace Thackeray that really got me thinking about the decisions we make, and how we react to certain situations that come up in our lives. Thackeray’s quote was:
Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.
Now, I know that it is pretty much impossible to stay positive all of the time, and of course we are all allowed to have those moments of doubt, sadness and anger. But I also believe that once we have had those moments, we should also try to find the positive in situations. Many times things are not as bad as they seem, and we need to remember that no matter how desperate the situation seems at the time…there are those who are there to support us and show us the rainbow that waits for us at the end.
I was reminded the other day when someone said, “Many times things do not work out for us the way that they want, but many times that means something better is waiting.” So if we are able to look at a situation and find the good, then positive things will continue to happen.
There are times where we look at situations and all we see is the negative, and for a moment this is ok, but we need to remember to smile at ourselves when we look at life’s mirror.