Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thoughts for your Thursday

I have twins. You may or may not have known this.They are as different as two people can be, in looks, personality, you name it!
and God made them this way
 it just makes me laugh that at least once a day something happens 
between the two of them that is such a TWIN thing?!!

which leads me to my next thought and story i wanted to share, 
i read it in a little book I've SLOWLY been reading called God Never Blinks, and in this story there's this
 sort of a little parable about twins and I've always enjoyed hearing twins stories 
funny ones especially:)

There's an old story about a set of twin boys. One was a optimist, the other, a born pessimist. A psychiatrist trying to understand them put the pessimist in the room full of toys to see what would happen. The boy whined and cried. The doctor then put the optimist in a room full of horse manure and gave the boy a shovel. Hours later, the optimist was still grinning and shoveling the manure as fast as he could. Why was he so happy?..
 The boy said, "With all this manure, there's got to be a pony somewhere!!" 

Which really got me thinking about what em I
who em I most like??:)
and this got a conversation going with the hubby (straying a little from the story above of course)..on how far do we go on the whole optimistic notion 
really?? because is to much optimism about everything in life a problem as well??
Do we in general take being positive about everything that happens to us as a GREAT thing.. 
I think sometimes a situation in our life may require us to see it from an angle of pessimism 
get angry, cry getting sick in tired of a bad thing can push us to take a different 
course in our life.. to make the right change. Because being positive about a bad thing is well not..good

Jim Rohn shares this funny analogy about that in saying that if he was to hear a preacher preach about Fire and Brimstone (meaning heaven/ hell/salvation) and the preacher just smiled the whole time while he preached it with no apathy or tears for what it means to his congregation, Rohn says 'i would be worried he's enjoying this too much!! LOL!
Kind of like the reporter that smiles with joy while she gives the most grieves of heartbreaking news...
that would be weird um and creepy and i have seen this on a local news channel too!
makes me wonder that maybe sometimes a bit of pessimism, sadness, authentic tears are needed in our lives.
So after jumping all over the place with this story i've come to the conclusion that its really about  balancing both our optimist and pessimism within us
We all know that we all have a winter in our lives bad things happened to good people all the time, its not always sunshine and rainbows and unicorns everyday folks! 
Sometimes its really OK to admit things stink,
 and then move on and say what can i learn from this and
 where can i find that darn pony!!:)


Now which one are you today the optimist or the pessimist??


with much love, this girls journey
God bless!
xoxo-aligna


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