Glass Half Full

Yes, my glass is always half full (non-alcoholic beverages, of course). And, as my sponsor says… it is also refillable. 🙂

I’m experimenting with glass over images and this is my first test run. The trees were shot at the old zoo today, and in reading a tutorial last night I was led to Image*After, which is where I found the glass.

So far I’m sticking with the featured image idea and today my focus is on holding fast to my optimistic outlook. Every day I catch these little thoughts trying to creep in and stir up waves of discouragement, but I think last night I nailed down what the problem has been. Too much solitude.

I don’t want to call it isolation, because I’m enjoying it too much (is that wrong?!). But what I’ve noticed is that the more time I spend alone, even if I’m loving it, the more irritable I become. And the more irritable I get, the more the door opens up to negative thinking. It’s so weird how things like that really DO grow.

As a man thinketh… and all that stuff.

So I’ll be working on that. More fellowship = less negative thinking.

11 days and counting!

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”

― Robert T. Kiyosaki


♥♥♥Stay encouraged!!♥♥♥

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14 Comments

  1. Goodmorning Janet!! I came to your blog to tell you that my glass is almost full today 🙂 I think writing about the darkness is helping. And of course your optimism is too 🙂 I truly enjoy coming to your blog to see what you have been up to! You remind me to stay close to God.

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  2. Wauw….. and here I am thinking that my problem is not enough solitude. My mind really isn’t in a good place right now. But the thought of being out and around people gives me shivers.

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  3. I like it! Could be a big yellow sun rising or setting! Te solitude…for me, it is a rec flag of my depression…as it is, I spend very little time with other people, so I do monitor how much time is spent alone. I like the way one of my favorite bloggers put it ” protecting my recovery ” ! I really like it because for anyone in recovery, every second should be protected!

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  4. So true! I can read about positive thinking, manifesting, etc., until I am blue in the face, but then I forget to monitor my thoughts. They will often start to gravitate toward the past, usually not in a good way. I try to immediately switch to thoughts of gratitude.
    Thanks for the reminder.
    By the way, when will we see your photo exhibit?
    xoxo
    Shawna

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