About four years ago(2009) our then minister of sport, Rev. Arnold Stofile, promoting the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa, said,”We must repeat the truth often because the truth never changes!”
This made me think. How often don’t we meet people on a daily basis who speak negativity. Negativity is a disease based on a lie. Why a lie? People complain about their work, “This place is just the pits!” or, “My boss is such a ****hole!” or , “I wish I could just plant my fist in his face?”
People also complain about their government, “These(ethnic group) people don’t know the first thing about governance!” or, “I wish the government would do something about crime (or any pertinent issue for that matter).
We also spend time complaining when we have spent too much time in a queue or sit too long in the traffic. The list could go on and on. But you get the picture, don’t you?
People also have a poor image of themselves, so they are continuously finding fault with other people or complaining about situations and circumstances beyond their control.
Instead of complaining about all these and other issues, we should rather enjoy the moment.We should be grateful that we do have job, grateful that we have a government, grateful for the time we spend waiting in queues or in traffic. When we look at the alternatives then you will really have reason to complain. The truth is your job provides you with money to buy things that you need to buy food, clothes etc. Your government keeps you safer than you would be if there were no government at all. In the queue you have time to take a breather, time think about the good things in your life. By stressing about time spent in traffic or in a queue you making yourself sick, e.g. your blood pressure increase, increasing the risk of a stroke or a heart attack, your whole body tenses up, and your stress levels go up. Instead make conversation with the people in the queue or think what you would do if are on holiday or think of your favourite pastime.
Having a positive attitude has its roots in a having a good attitude about yourself. A positive is base upon the truth! That is why I said the above quote made me think. Now what is the truth?
The truth is you are wonderful person, because you have been fearfully and wonderfully put together!
You have the ability to love and be loved. We have a body which can heal itself! We have a brain which has the ability to transform our lives from dull and boring to fascinating and amazing! Look at the gadgets and inventions around you which did not exist 10 years ago, then you will understand what I am talking about. You are an amazing creation! Live your life in the truth that you are fearfully and wonderfully put together.
Tomorrow I will give you a list of truths which you CAN repeat often and WILL make a difference in your world!