Monday, August 10, 2009

Points of View

"Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!"
Oscar Wilde

I've always been a born pessimist. Always, always, always. I've always been one to wait for the "bottom to fall out" and the worst to happen. In every situation, I'm always thinking "Well, if I think the worst will happen then when it does, I won't be disappointed because I already knew it was going to happen." I hated thinking this way because I never was as happy as I really could have been. I didn't reach my most happy potential very often because of this attitude.

I've been trying to work on seeing the doughnut in life, not the holes. Though things may be "holes" in our life, there are many "doughnuts" in our life itself. All the blessings, big or small, that God gives us are the doughnuts, and Satan's snares are the holes that try to ruin our view on the big picture. Basically, Satan is the world's biggest pessimist and wants you to be one too. We mustn't let him win!

My best friend and I were having a conversation the other day about being more optimistic about life and seeing the "doughnuts" in every situation that occurs. He told me to have a new motto, to see the glass as half full and not to assume that the bottom will always fall out.

"I, Aubrey, will never assume again. The glass is half full."


Nickie said...

It is always easier to voice the doubt isn't it? But our Lord said that Life and Death is in the power of the tongue. If we say we can't do something, we have already failed, we set in motion our failure with our tongue.

I join you in striving to be positive. Remember We can do all things through Christ!

One book that has helped me, (besides Gods Word), go through this is God's creative power by Charles Capps. Opened my eyes to alot of how I have tied God's hands with my words.


KC Mom said...

Well girl, with that motto you've just saved yourself 30 years or more of misery. Truly, I am a negative person and it takes many years of heavy work to unload that burden. You go girl.

Sheri said...

I love doughnuts! Watch this great little clip from Hoops & Yoyo! It will make you feel happy and optimistic!

Natalie said...

Someone once told me: "when you assume, you make and ass out of u and me"...hehehe

I kinda like that do I have to put money in some swear word jar or something? ;)

I love you girl!!