How we view a situation depends on our own mindset

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How we view a situation depends on our own mindsetA discovery which is not new is, “How we view a situation depends on our own mindset.” Another way to say it is, “What we focus on expands!”

A Bible verse which I have found meaningful is, Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.How we view a situation depends on our own mindset

Our peony is especially beautiful this year. As I was admiring its beauty, I also realized how fleeting this beauty is. It will bloom and quickly die. Do you focus on the beauty of the moment or the realization that this moment is short lived. I want to focus on the beauty and appreciate it. What about you?

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Kathy Schowe
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My Mother, Penne, always saw the beauty and the good in people.  I hope to be more like her everyday.  Thanks for reminding me of my Mom-- Cal.  K

May 06, 2012 06:28 PM #1
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Love your positive outlook on life, Cal.  That's just how I try to view things.  I like keeping that glass half full.

May 06, 2012 06:45 PM #2
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Cal....unfortunately, my focus these days is on keeping my head above water! It seems I work 10 hours, 7 days a week! But, I did take a good chunk of today off, worked in the yard, picked up a few plants and installed them around my fish pond, and mowed the yard till the mower broke. So is shelled out $400 for a new one!

I did write an offer this evening, and now listening to a webinar, having a glass, and playing in the rain.

One day, my efforts will be rewarded..and I can go on vacation!

May 06, 2012 07:08 PM #3
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Cal Yoder
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Kathy, I am honored to have reminded you of your Mom! I am glad you could think of her today.

Leah, how are you doing? I am glad you are a half full kind of person. Be well.

Thom, I hear you. I do believe your efforts will be rewarded. I hope your offer comes to fruition. Keep your chin up.

Cal

May 06, 2012 07:25 PM #4
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Cal, I have to agree, and thank you for sharing that Bible verse: Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

May 06, 2012 11:57 PM #5
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It's a smart thing to enjoy the beauty of the moment and not just rush through life missing them.

May 07, 2012 04:14 AM #6
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Cal - Life is short we can live it to its fullest or we can plod along in a vacuum the choice is ours and what we get out of it is affected by what we put into it.

May 07, 2012 01:47 PM #7
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Good to see that your peonies are blooming.  They are great for photographs.

May 07, 2012 04:16 PM #8
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Hi Cal,

Lovely photo...reminds me of my Mother's peonies and the house I grew up in.

Jo

May 07, 2012 04:39 PM #9
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Cal,

Live in the moment for it will be gone all too quickly......

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

May 07, 2012 08:15 PM #10
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Cal, this inspirational post was simply lovely - a perfect start to the week and remind us all to focus on the beauty of the moment!

May 07, 2012 08:31 PM #11
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Cal Yoder
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For whatever reason the Peony or Peonies is especially beautiful thise year. Have a great and inspiring day all my AR friends.

Cal

May 08, 2012 03:29 AM #12
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It's always a good thing to take the time to stop and smell the roses peonies. ☺

May 08, 2012 08:20 AM #13
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Teral McDowell
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Hi Cal, a great verse to live by and I like to stop & smell the flowers too.

May 08, 2012 03:39 PM #14
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Cal Yoder
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Definitely Joni.

Teral, it is one that I need to read regularly. It is a very good one.

Cal

May 08, 2012 05:19 PM #15
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Good morning, Cal.  Dolores and I spent Friday at Longwood Gardens.  You should spend some time there, with your camera in hand.

May 12, 2012 03:50 AM #16
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I do focus on 1/2 full, Cal. Lovely post with lovely photos. What you alluded to is what I believe...whatever it is we focus on we get more of. And, I am very clear on what I want more of. My job is to keep the focus on that, yes?

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