In all of my numerous dealings with people inflicted by poverty, I have never met a single one who ever told me that they weren’t a “morning person.”
Matter of fact, most of them push through the terror of lack and manage a grin or two, perhaps for no other reason than to avoid a grimace.
No, I will truthfully tell you, complaining or selecting to be less than hospitable is an attribute which plagues those having enough, who pretend they are afflicted.
It causes the world to be a nasty place.
So I will tell you–it is the reasonable expectation of every human being to at least attempt to appreciate what is available and make the best of it.
I believe that with all my heart.
Therefore, to be reasonable is to have good cheer.
So I have a simple three-step process to remind me how things work, and how I might want to adjust my behavior if I want to work with things:
1. The Earth is full of situations.
Most of them are neutral. We love to tag “good” and “bad” on them based upon our mood swings.
2. I am full of ability.
This is not a conceited statement. There’s an awful lot you can do with over 200 bones–and that doesn’t even count your muscles, miles of intestine and countless clumps of blood vessels. Shall we even simply discuss the capacity of the brain? Then on top of all of these natural fortifications, we add experience. How about some inspiration? My dear God, dare I even say intuition?
It is rather doubtful that any of us are ever without means.
3. The Spirit is full of ideas.
And, by the way, if we think we’ve run out of ability and we don’t favor Earth situations, there is always the ingenious internal thought process of the Creator, available to us through the wisdom of time, history, and as some of us believe, even prayer.
Therefore, to select worry, which quickly turns most “pusses” into “sours,” is to totally ignore the provisions that have been granted to all mortal children.
- Good cheer is not a choice we make because we want to come across as positive in our thinking.
- Good cheer is the only choice to make to have a chance for any thinking to produce positive.