As I was preparing my lesson for church this week (I teach the 14-15 year old girls nearly every Sunday), I read through this talk about self-worth and the following words particularly stood out to me:
"Optimism is a virtue that allows us to see God's loving hand in the details of our life... Find joy each day."
I'll give you one guess why I needed to hear that. Yep, I'm a pessimist too often. My analytical and sometimes over-critical nature causes me to see problems with everything. But I am also really good at finding happiness in the little things. So I'm starting with that and here's the plan: use the joy I find each day to help me on my quest to become an optimist.
Some of the joy from my weekend included lying on our bedroom floor with windows open and sunlight shining in, spending a few quiet moments with just my thoughts, holding some adorable babies, dinner with friends at parlor, and running to good music.
Sunday, November 15, 2009