I Am My
by: Patsy Goins
"You Are My Sunshine
My Only Sunshine You Make Me
Happy When Skies Are Gray"
(I remember this song from my
"You Never Know ,Dear,
How Much I Love You Please,
Don't Take My Sunshine Away"
And, doesn't that insinuate
someone or something makes you happy? So, from a young age, we were fed the
ideas it took something outside ourselves to see sunshine and be happy. We
didn't just receive that message from one song. Ever heard someone state,
"He/She makes me so happy!" Were we ever misled! I can't remember
when exactly I began to realize this was bogus. I was always told I was
When I started to realize it
wasn't something or somebody that made me happy and sunny, I, also, began to
realize I could control how I thought, good/positive or bad/negative thought.
Good thoughts make us feel good.
Keeping our thoughts positive
can be difficult to say the least. You have so much negative input dealing with
every day life. Then when the skies turn gray it gets more difficult.
How many times have you heard
someone comment "it is so depressing" on a cloudy/stormy day? Here
comes that old negative thought process - So, what do you do when you have
those gray, cloudy days?
First you have to realize and
convince yourself that you have control! That does mean of your thoughts. Ok,
so obviously we can't just look out the window at the beautiful sunny skies in
order to lift the gray mood. One of the things that lifts my mood is to light a
fire in the fireplace. Now, it's not always cool enough here when the skies get
Do you have a particular music
that when you listen, it just makes you feel good? What music triggers that
happy feeling? Try listening to that type music or a favorite motivational speaker
when you are having one of those down, gray days. Have you ever heard of
"self talk" - How about an affirmation especially for those kind of
days. Reading is a good way to get positive input, and I recommend this method
to most folks I know.
If your mood is only caused by
weather, you can't change mother nature, but you can change your way of
thinking. When I reflect on the many seasons and weather conditions, each of
them plays a part in the balance of things. I have learned to accept all acts
of nature, and change the way they affect my thinking.
In the old days on a rainy day,
I used to "whine"....you know, "It's raining, I can't do
_______! It's so yucky!" Today on a rainy day, I'm very thankful all the
plants are being watered and our lake where we get our drinking water is being
refilled, grab my umbrella and go do what I have to do.
I chose to change the way I
think about things and so can you. How you think is YOUR choice!
Changing your thought process
isn't easy, but it can be changed if you want to change it. I, also, might add
it takes a bit of work until you make the change, but then you've got it! So
make yourself happy and sunny unless you like being gray and gloomy.
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