02 February 2010

Rethinking and Refocusing

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

When I saw this quote it just clicked with me. I think God has been trying to refocus me and I think this quote explains why!

I have really been dealing with thinking a lot about what we don't have right now, what I can't afford, what I don't look like, etc... you get the idea. Negative Nelly with Anger Issues would be a good way to describe me some days!

I need to remember and focus on what I DO have!
  • Two healthy and happy albeit somewhat sassy kids!
  • A handsome husband that loves ME!
  • A roof over my head.
  • Food to eat (even though lately it has been enough chicken and eggs that I should be clucking and laying my own!).
  • Friends that care about me.
  • Muscles! Muscles are pretty even though they are probably what is keeping me from reaching my goal weight at Weight Watchers.
  • and so many more...
A friend of mine that is battling breast cancer right now put something on Facebook last night that also has me thinking....

Courage is not the absence of fear, just the realization that there is something very important worth your focus.

Do you need to work on your 'focus' too?



Unknown said...

love the courage statement..

Alicia said...

I've been a Negative Nelly lately myself. I can find tons to complain about, but what I should be focusing on is the tons I have to rejoice about. Thanks for the reminder.

Cheryl said...

There is someone in my life that always focuses on what is NOT being done for her, instead of seeing all we do for her...it becomes a negative attitude..I find myself being like that too sometimes and then I realize what my life could be like....no kids, unhealthy, bad marriage, we all have much to celebrate, number one is that we are actually living to celebrate it!
Thanks for the pep talk!

TheFitHousewife said...

Great post. Very inspirational quotes! I also become Negative Nelly some days and then I stop and think...things could always be worse! I have an amazing family and lots of love! That's what matters.

Christina said...

what a fabulous and thought-provoking post, Natalie! I needed to hear those quotes today. thanks!

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

Both of those quotes are fantastic. I have to remember often to focus on what I do have, because it is so much...but we all get caught up in what we don't have.

And that courage statement is just the thing for me right now as I contemplate taking on a new challenge. Great post Natalie!

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Melissa said...

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