How is the outlook for your life this year? Is it bright or one of gloom?
It’s all in how you look at it. To some this sounds crazy. Others will say you do not know what is going on in my life. That is true. I don’t.
Every day you breathe is a new day to encourage yourself or another. Invest a moment in an act of kindness to a total stranger or a member of your family. It can be a smile, a word, or an action. It may be small in one’s eyes and huge in another. Seemingly unnoticed by most, but recognized by a few.
I compliment those who hold the door open for me, particularly if they are young. Usually, a polite young person has a loving, caring parent or two. They may not know your heartfelt appreciation. But for me, it gives me hope for the next generation. Manners are still important in this hurried up world. God particularly notices good deeds. He values them so much, He records them in His heavenly journals.
Who would have thought the Almighty noticed your act of kindness—He did. He sees everything! He rewards every good deed for the believer.
When you are having a bad day, week, or month, stop and reflect a minute. Look at the positive things going on in your life. Is there a roof over your head? Did you eat yesterday? If so, you have more than millions of people around the world. God allows you to have what others do not.
You can make this a great day, week, or month, maybe the year, by changing your outlook. Only you can do that. No one else can do it for you. No, you may not have all the things you want, but things do not bring eternal happiness. A change of scenery may give a moment of gratitude, but it’s all temporary. It is your mindset that will change the way you see things in life and your opportunities.
So, open the door to a new outlook. You will be surprised at what is on the other side.