I thought you might enjoy reading an excerpt from my chapter, Thoughts. I will also give you a sample of the positive thoughts at the end of each chapter. I hope you will enjoy it and read something that might touch you, help you! Happy Reading!
One year, my daughter, Tiffani, took me to Crystal Cove in California for Mother’s Day and I fell in love. Ever since, I’ve dreamed of revisiting Crystal Cove and I did!
So, I’m sitting above the “Keep Off” sign on a closed life guard stand, thinking and writing. I’m thinking — Crystal Cove is sooooooo amazing! Less than 20 feet from me, waves are rolling in and crashing! I so love the sight and sounds of those waves! Can you imagine how I am feeling? Happy, yes, very happy!
Positive thoughts make me happy! They energize me! They give me peace. I know, easy for me. Crystal Cove is a beautiful place. It’s true, but, what you don’t know, is that today, I have had 2 set backs — 2 BIG set backs!
My dream had been to spend the day exploring the rock and tide pool area and taking amazing pictures with my 42 zoom camera. As I walked up to the beach, my eyes grew big! The tide was coming in, bringing the water right up to the picnic tables in front of The Beachcomber Restaurant! Wow! I really will be eating on the beach today! Fabulous! But, as I looked to my left, at the rock and tide pool area, it was covered with water. Oh no — how was I going to explore, write, take amazing pictures, capture the beauty of Crystal Cove and bring it home with me? So, I thought. Well, I am here all day. I’m sure the water will begin receding and later I can explore. So off to Plan B. I will take pictures of the cottages of Crystal Cove, walk the beach and have my potato pancakes at The Beachcombers! So off I went!
The original cottages — very dilapidated — are part of a restoration project. They are fenced off, but can easily be seen along the beach. I took my camera, with the new battery, and began to click, click, click, stop! Stop? What? Oh no, the camera screen said, “Battery exhausted.” That can’t be! I just bought a brand new battery for the trip. But, the battery was exhausted. So, no pictures capturing the close up beauty of Crystal Cove could be taken. All I had was my iPhone. My dream was definitely NOT happening!
Oh, well. So I walked down the beach. There was still many wonderful things to see and instead of writing on top of one of the big rocks with water splashing around me, I climbed up the life guard stand and began writing.
That day I had choices to make! I love that I have the power of choice over my thoughts. Easily, I could have seen my day as ruined! Things did not turn out as I had imagined! But, instead of being sad or angry, I chose to be positive, happy and enjoy my day. My potato pancakes were deeeeeelicious! The cottages were interesting and made me feel that they had stories to tell! I definitely want to research Crystal Cove. Before the end of the day, the water did recede some. I did a tiny bit of exploring and a tiny bit of writing on a large rock with water splashing around me! Amazingly, the I Phone pictures turned out not so bad! I even spent a delightful afternoon with my son-in-law, Ken, who introduced me to beignets! Amazing! The day was not my dream, but it still was an amazing day and I have an excuse to go back to Crystal Cove!
Life is Good — if you choose it to be! Disappointments and all!
Simple Thoughts To Help You Through The Day!
Grab one of these thoughts and take it with you!
Positive people enjoy life!
Remember, if it’s not a good thought, it’s not a God thought!
You can’t live a positive life by thinking negative thoughts!
Only you have the power to change your thoughts! Think Positive.
Who is in charge of your thoughts today —you or the devil?
I am with God today!
Ask — would God say this to me?
You do not have total control of what comes into your mind but, you can control what you choose to Believe!
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