Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

I came across this story recently which made me think.

“Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,

“Things aren’t always what they seem.”

They came across a poor family

The next night, the angels came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had, the couple let the angels sleep in their bed so they could have a good night’s rest.

When the sun came up the next morning, the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

He didn’t understand

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how she could have let this happen. “The first man had everything, yet you helped him,” he accused. “The second family had little, but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.”

“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.

“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.

“Then last night as we slept in the farmer’s bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead.

“Things aren’t always what they seem.”

(When things don’t turn out exactly the way you think they should, have faith. Trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until sometime later, as this inspiring story eloquently attests.)”

A seed of something positive

Something I regularly speak about is that there is always a seed of something positive in every negative situation. It may not make sense at the time but if you are patient, have faith and look for that seed you will find it.

When you find that seed of something positive it will give you hope and the energy to keep going. When we are positive we have high energy and achieve a great deal. When we are negative we have low energy and achieve little. Over time this has a huge impact on what we achieve in life.

When you are positive good things happen

If you can stay positive using techniques which I share regularly in these blogs, then you will slowly but surely turn your life around one day at a time. If you can be more than 50% positive in a day then you will start to win in life. 50% becomes 55% then 60% and so on. The more positive you are the more you will achieve.

Focus on the good things in your life, be grateful for these things and watch how quickly you start to feel better.

This has been a really good week with a major goal achieved yesterday. I continue to achieve things on my dream board and once these are achieved I take them off and replace them with new Dreams.

Thoughts for the week:

1. How positive are you on a daily basis?
2. Being aware of your feelings is really important.
3. If you want to know what you are thinking just check how you feel. If you feel good your thinking is good if you feel bad your thinking is bad so change your thoughts.
4. Do your best to stay at least 50% positive each day and see what happens.

Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and stay positive.

Warmest regards


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