I've been staring at this for months...
Months ago, Carol and I decided to do an in-house date night. After the kids had gone to bed, we broke out our artistic skills and did a little wine and paint night. Carol purchased a couple of signs from Michael's that we were going to paint while we sat and talked. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not exactly artistically inclined. Let's just say that it is not in my skillset... Despite my complete lack of artistic skills, we still had a great time relaxing together.
During the whole process of painting, I was very focused on my sign, however, throughout the night, Carol would hold up her sign to show me how it was turning out. When I looked at it I noticed the paint that she had applied to the sign, but I was not really paying attention to the message on the sign.
A couple of days after all of the paint dried, Carol decided to hang our artwork on the walls in one of our bathrooms. Now I see the sign almost every day. The message is starting to sink in, finally. The sign says "The grass is greener where you water it."
As great as Carol's artwork is, the message is even better. When you hear that statement, what comes to your mind? The more time I spend thinking about this sign, the more that I realize that where we focus our time and attention is where we are most likely to see change. When I wrote that sentence for the first time, I used the word "improvement" in the place of the word "change." However, simply focusing our attention and energy on something does not guarantee that there will be an improvement. If our attention is focused on negative influences, it can very easily lead to a negative change.
If we surround ourselves with negativity, then that is what will grow. However, if we are surrounded by positivity, then the change that occurs will propel us forward.
Movement is my medicine,