Oct 5, 2012

Be Aware of Our Focus of Attention

"Attention to obstacles makes them bigger and more stubborn; attention to shortages makes them bigger and prolongs them—and attention to a problem prevents any immediate resolution or solution."  Abraham

If the above quote is true, then upon what is it in our best interest to focus?  It would seem the obvious is to focus on the solutions, the blessings, the miracles in our lives.  An example:  a person could focus on the drought that the area has been experiencing locally which has affected livestock, crops and wells -- to name a few; or, one could focus on the blessing of the snow yesterday which will benefit the water table.  One could focus on the expense and hassle of having cataract surgery done, or one could focus on the blessing that we can now surgically correct this problem.  Sometimes as caregivers, the responsibilities and stress may override our focus on the positive.  That is very human.  But a good habit to have is to always notice where our focus is, and to return it to the positives, the blessings, the resolution.  How can this apply to your life?

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