Monday, July 12, 2010

"I Can't," or "I Can" & "If Nothing Else"

Long Version
(for short version scroll to bottom)

I hear myself saying " I Can't" a lot lately.
Maybe even for some time, and never noticed how much I said it,
and I'm sure I thought it even more.

Negative messages.
And I send them to myself.

"I Can't, I Don't"

I can't possibly get all that done.
There just isn't enough time.
I can't handle one thing more.
I don't think I know how to do that.
I'm not good on the computer.
How am I going to add that to the list?

So many appointments, so many thing to remember.
Afraid I will forget some thing, some one.
Feeling behind all the time.
Like I will never get caught up.
Is this what life is all about??

All those negative thoughts.
Always seeing what there is to do,
instead of what I have done.

Well, how about putting some positive thoughts in there?
How about thinking about what I have accomplished,
even if it is the smallest thing.
How about thinking about what a blessing
it is to get out of bed in the morning?
To have the sunshine on my face.

Today I'm going to be grateful for the small things.
The small accomplishments.
The rest will still be there tomorrow. =)

Short Version

Don't say I can't.
Say I can.
Celebrate the small things!!!
Focus on the positive.


Barbara Jean

Here is the beginning of my positive thinking.
Seeing what I did get done.

and HERE seeing what is important.


The Rustic Victorian said...

I believe it's all about choices....and, we have yet another day to try to get it right...Thank God! Seriously.

Faye said...

Barb, your blog is well named. It is a treasure. I clicked on your links. I had to laugh about: at least my toilets are clean. Sometimes we just need to accomplish that one small thing. Mine is more often: at least I've washed the white load of clothes. I love your blog.

Chatty Crone said...

Remember the Little Train Who Could? sandie

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Barb,
This is indeed an inspiration!!! I'm so glad that you received the tag...thank you for letting me know!!!
Hugs and blessings,