December 5, 2007

Outlook on Life

I believe that for the most part, I have a pretty good outlook on life. At least, if I were to write my Philosophy of Life Outlook in a 10 page, Times New Roman, double-spaced format... Well it would be a good outlook then. Of course, all of my typed, double-spaced philosophies are correctly stated.

In reality, my life-philosophy can sometimes resemble this quote:

"I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time."
-Charles M. Schulz

School is in full swing, the work is piling high and the to-do list is starting to resemble Santa's naughty and nice list. I am not depressed or down trodden, but my patience is thin and my temper is short. So I find myself dreading days instead of looking forward to them.

As I seek to continually modify my outlook on life, attempting to conform it to my long-form philosophy, I need to drill down to the core and replace whatever is there with a true heart of thankfulness. A heart that gives thanks in all things, whether it be disrespectful children, lazy students, mediocre income, or a truck that burns more oil than gas...

"Lord, I give you thanks."

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