Perception, attitude and belief… these things can make or break how you feel at any given moment.  There are so many ways to look at any one thing, or any situation.  You can be positive, or you can be negative.  Also, if you believe that something will happen…. it probably will.  People sometimes tell me that I am too optimistic and that sets me up for bigger disappointments.  I don’t think that is true at all.  I think visualizing and hoping for good things is the only way they will ever happen to you.  And just because I’m optimistic doesn’t mean that I can’t be realistic as well.  When things don’t go my way, that’s OK.  I just keep trying until it does happen or unfolds the way I’d like it to.  I can’t imagine living in a world or existence with no hope for the future.  Or not having any dreams and aspirations.  Even if that dream is just to sit on your front porch with a glass of sweet tea in a rocking chair in peace, then I say dream it and do it.  But what to do when your dream keeps being delayed by circumstances beyond your control?  This has happened to me before and I’m sure it will happen again.  I think that is when you have to modify and reevaluate.  There is something I’ve wanted for quite some time now, and I’ve had to be very flexible in order for it to progress.  I’m glad that I did too, because it is shaping up to be better than I originally imagined.

I think the most important thing to remember is to chase the things that make you happiest.  That make you feel alive inside.  That challenge you to be better than you are.  That let you be expressive and creative.  That let you share care, concern and love.  That let you be yourself in the highest form.