I heart life*

I was thinking about what someone said to me today… That if you “put out” positivity, that is, think positive, act positive, etc., then that is what you will get. If you think negative, act negative, thenthatis what you get.

I think this is true. Not so much for karmic reasons, since karma doesn’t even come around until the next life (unless you kill your parents, or something), but more because your frame of mind shapes the way you think and act, and thus your life.

Take someone who gets cancer. They are told it is terminal, no way around it. They can do one of two things: give up and just die (negative), or fight and die fighting (positive). Either way, the cancer is still terminal. But which person has a better life until the end? I say the person who dies fighting. Because they still have something to live for. Versus the person who just gave up, and no longer had a reason for existing.

This is the lesson that I learned from my aunt Debby. She was a fighter.

You get what you give.

My friend Tara said something that I really liked. “Only a fool brings the past into the present.” Right on. Each day is a new day. Just be glad you have it.

*Originally posted Thursday, October 19, 2006

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About Courtney Walters

Mama. Information librarian. Food lover. Knitter. Gardener (ish).
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