Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Retraining my brain

Yesterday, someone told me that their friend started going to church, because she looked at how blessed she was and thought - "Someone needs to be thanked and praised for this." 

I was struck by her friend's statement, because it is the opposite of how I think.  I am much more likely to focus on the negative and say, "Someone needs to be blamed for this."  I like to consider myself a realist, because I think of all the possible ramifications of something before I do it.  But my husband thinks I'm a negativist, because I respond to every idea with why it won't work. 

So for the next week, I am going to think about things for which I am thankful.  (I think it would be funnier if I shared all of the things that get on my nerves, but I'll try to make to make the positive interesting.) 

Today, I am thankful for COLOR.

A house painter gave this fan deck to me years ago, and it has provided hours of entertainment.  I like color so much that sometimes I wish I could crawl inside of it or absorb it somehow.  Maybe that's why I like fashion...and painting walls.  Color is an amazing concept.  God could have made everything the same shade of beige, but instead He cared enough to make the world beautiful...and we can take inspiration from that. 

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