We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what’s wrong in our life, or we can focus on what’s right. ~ Marianne Williamson ~
Things are not always what they seem and people, everyday, try to make you see things the way they want you to see them. You can meet someone and they can tell you everything you want to hear and there can be no truth to it, but you believe it to be so. The way we perceive reality is colored by how we want it rather than simply the way it is. Try to be conscious of your perception, because if you’re not, someone else will create it for you.
Tell yourself that for just one week you will be very excited, very happy and very ecstatic for everything good you have in your life. A good meal, nice clothes, a job, friends, a car, television, air conditioning, the people who are a support system to you… the list goes on. See how difficult it is to be grateful repeatedly. Observe how it’s so easy to criticize routinely, but so difficult to appreciate with equal frequency. If you change that pattern, you change your life… question now is, do you want to?