… love is a great beautifier. —Louisa May Alcott—
Meeting life head-on, with a smile, attracts to us people and situations. Our attitudes shape our world–which is not to deny that problems do occur. However, problems can be viewed as special opportunities for personal growth. As gifts, more or less, that we are ready to receive. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. The stumbling blocks we encounter push us beyond our present awareness. They teach us that we are stronger and more creative than we’d thought.
Problem-solving is esteem-building. Negatively confronting the day is sure to complicate any experiences. A simple misunderstanding can be exaggerated into a grave situation, requiring the energy of many people to handle it. On the other hand, a patient, trusting, loving attitude can turn a grave situation into a positive learning experience for all affected.We can beautify the day by smiling, at it and throughout all the experiences it offers us. The expression of love to everyone we meet guarantees to make us more lovable in return. How great is my influence today! I can go forth feeling love, if I choose to–guaranteeing an enjoyable day for me and everyone I meet.