September 22~~Face the Sunshine~~Susie Austin

Keep your face to the sunshine

 and you cannot see the shadows.


–Helen Keller


Today is a new day, a beautiful day! How are you going to use this day, many of us have scheduled cleaning, shopping, work, school or other duties.. How about examining your plans and focusing on the sunshine in your life today. Think about the wonderful things in your life and do not lurk in the shadows.

Remember we humans tend to focus on the negative instead of the positive. If you find this happening to you today keep in mind this quote and it should help. Keep a keyword in your mind such as sunshine. When you find your mind going into the shadows or negative area think sunshine and this quote, and this should trigger you into not going there. Pick up the phone and call a friend, go for a walk, do something fun that you would not normally do. I remember a friend telling me “My head is a bad neighborhood; I don’t go there alone anymore.” I thought is quite funny but at the same time quite true. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy by dwelling in the negative.This is the hardest part, recognizing we are doing this. Once you recognize this, it becomes possible to make changes. Remember progress comes in stages, don’t expect drastic changes but celebrate successes however small they may be.

I have decided to go for a walk this morning then off  to work. I don’t have to give myself an excuse not to walk today. Whether you are going to work, play, or just relaxing, focus on the sunshine even through the rain and stay out of the shadows.

 Susie Austin


~ by coachsusie on September 22, 2008.

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