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Stand in the Sun and Benjamin Franklin

228. Stand in the Sun and Benjamin Franklin

In these postings #162 is about being positive and in that I wrote about growing up with the positiveness of Norman Vincent Peale and Pollyanna. Then, just the other day I came across this quote from Benjamin Franklin: “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”

I think that’s true in more than one way here in the middle of winter grayness and chill. I remind myself every day that we’ve passed the winter solstice and the days are getting longer and the dark of the night is getting shorter. Today as I did morning exercises on the floor, rainbows danced across the ceiling from the crystals hanging in the window being touched by the sun rays.

News broadcasts are focussed obsessively on the negative. I watch them only a little. When I hear a true story that is loving and generous, I tell it to others, to counteract the feeling that all is bad and that good has died.

The amazing truth is that I get to create the attitude with which I live this day and this moment. I can include the woes of the world, or I can include the wonders around me. Guess which I choose?

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