A man is but the product of his thoughts;
what he thinks, he becomes”.
The photo is from my daily affirmation calendar, www.hayhouse.com
It just happened to be relative to the message I had just written about before seeing it.
I enjoy being with people who want to experience life to the fullest. Their passion for life that makes a positive difference in the world invigorates me. I realize that one of my issues is I am passionate about so many things I sometimes overwhelm people. I am learning to accept people who do not have the same level of enthusiasm as I do.
The more I invest in a project that I think will make a difference in the world the more vulnerable I am to disappointment. Not everyone has the same passion for a goal as I do. I continually strive to realistically face the disappointment yet not allow it to halt my dreams and ambitions.
For many years before retirement from my full time jobs I volunteered to be the as Promotion Director for the Concrete Association. I would go to their office once a week and make suggestions for promotion ideas for the industry. Driving home I would often come up with additional ideas and then relate them to the secretary. She once told me “You have given me enough work for a week. Please stop thinking just listen to the radio!”
When I tell people I can visualize the roses in the non-blooming rose bush they may tell me they can only see the thorns and yellow leaves. I know I have to accept this there will always be those skeptics. But I also have to be exposed to supporters who can at least believe the bush will bloom!
I have been blessed being married to a wonderful woman for 50 years. Granted, she does not always see the roses but always supports me in my vision. It is that support and encouragement I seek in all my relationships.
I have also been blessed to connect with a circle of friends who are assisting me in cultivating my rose bush. I know I would never have seen blooms if it were not for their support and belief that anything is possible when you focus on positive possibilities.
In a few weeks a group of friend will be joining together to celebrate 2393 years of marriage. This would not have been possible without the support of friends who invested a lot of time to make it happen. The small group that first listened to the idea only had a total of 650 years of marriage to celebrate. But they connected to my vision of the blooming rose bush and quadrupled the numbers to make it a huge celebration.
You may want to spend some time visualizing the full blooms on your rose bush. Write down the names of a few friends who can join you and support that vision. Our world will become a better place in which to live when more positive possibilities come to fruition and indeed make a difference.