Wednesday, October 22, 2008


After my early morning workouts, I turn the t.v. on to catch up with my friends, Diane, Robin, Chris and Sam--aka, the gang from Good Morning America. But lately, I'm tempted to keep "the tube" off!

Between this nasty election, the global market meltdown, rising crime rates, and lack of love/respect for others, it would be so easy to throw in the towel and say we're all going to "hell in a hand-basket" and I'm jumping in. But what would that say about me? What would it tell my children? What would the world really come to if we all had that attitude?

If we didn't have hope and believe in a higher power, what kind of pitiful state would we be in?

So, I choose to look past the negative and focus on the positive. And I believe that this attitude keeps me happy and helps me realize how good I have it!

*Yep, the market crashed (is still crashing?!?) and our 401k shrank - but my husband has a great job and works hard so I can stay home with the kids. I am VERY fortunate ... and the market will rebound!

*Yep, the election may not turn out the way I want it to, but I know what I believe in, I know who I'll vote for and what morals and beliefs my vote will represent.

*Yep, crime rates and divorce rates are very high, but I can pray that people will change and see how they have hurt their friends, family, or strangers. And pray that they turn their lives around to start caring for others - and in turn, be loved and forgiven.

These are just my thoughts. But here's a song that I can sing at the top of my lungs (alone, in my van - and not as good as Martina, I must add) and it empowers me to keep looking at the positive, no matter what may come....

Loving, Dreaming, Singing, Praying~

P.S. God is great!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love this song so much!!! great, post, Laurie. you really put things into perspective. we are so blessed, beyond measure. you are an excellent writer, by the way!

always look forward to your posts,