Positive Perspective

In the poem by Mary Oliver “Wild Geese” is a great poem that talks about life and going on through hard times. This poem was written in 1935 when people and the world were suffering from a depression and she says to keep moving on. Like the old saying “Seeing the light in the end of the tunnel.” We all have times in are life where it we may seem lost and alone, but by keeping your head up high any trial is possible to overcome. Looking at the bigger picture and not worrying about small things can make trials easier. No one has a perfect life, even though it may seem like it. Everyone has some burden they have to carry, whether it may be illness, financial issues, disorders, family, or anything that is hard to go through everyone has something.
Life is full of love and opportunity like in the quote from this poem “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination.” We all have something we are good at, and by keeping in mind what you can do can make the little tasks easier. Thanksgiving is next week so it is time for us to look at all the good things in our life’s and not focus on the bad. Love trumps hate. We can all list the mistakes and problems with ourselves, but it takes a new perspective to list the gifts we have.
There is someone out in the world that really needs help and comforting. By doing service and giving back, or reaching out to others in need will not only will make someone feel better but your worries and troubles may seem smaller. Either it is by giving up time or money every little act of kindness will make a difference. Just by smiling and being positive can change your life and others.



3 thoughts on “Positive Perspective

  1. I really like that you mentioned gratitude and Thanksgiving in your post. The easiest way to happiness, even while going through trials, is gratitude. It is easy to get wrapped up in ourselves when things go wrong. But if we find the good in our lives even while trials are happening, we can find happiness no matter what is going on in our lives. Thomas S. Monson the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says “let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey.” Serving others during hardships will allow us to see the blessings in our lives and allow us to find joy in the journey of our lives. It is nice to have holidays, such as Thanksgiving, that remind us to be grateful for what he have been given and to helps us give to others in need.

  2. You made an excellent point in this post, and I really loved the last sentence, “Just by smiling and being positive can change your life and others.” It points out something that not many people do, but it is something they can understand and relate to. Just one smile, especially when one is having a bad day, makes all the difference. It’s a little light in a dark day and makes the bad things seem small by comparison.

  3. Thank you so much for the comments both of you left. I really enjoyed your feedback. I am glad you got something out of my bog. Thanks!

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