NOW: on to the post!
A is for attitude.
Although I try to look on the bright side, to be pleasant to everyone, I don't always succeed even if no one knows it but me. I whine. I complain. I doubt and fuss. I envy those doing better than me in my chosen career. I push myself to an exhausting point.
On the bright side. Hmmm. I'm not so gullible as to believe in a rainbow everyday. Right? I mean I have sickness in my life. Death at times. Times when I can't get another word out of my exhausted brain, let alone a paragraph, or a chapter. There are always going to be others doing "better" than me. There are always going to be things beyond my ability.
That's when I have to take the advice of my agent: step away. Rest.
I'll absorb God's scriptures. Spend time alone with those I love and God. Study nature. Take walks or cozy up by my fireplace. Reflect and heal.
Somewhere there is always a rainbow shining . . . promising. So if I go through hard times, discouraging times, despairing times, I can remember there's a rainbow shining on the other side of my dark cloud. My attitude may not always be the best, but it can be positive if I let God control my life and my writing. If I remember that HE sees the rainbows in my life and knows exactly where they are and when's the appropriate time for me to view them, I can trust him in all things. My worries are for nothing, but trust in Him means I'm learning a lesson.
Here's to a new year, a promising future, and an improved ATTITUDE.