Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy- Go- Lucky Girl

Have I ever told you how much I love the sun?  Such a bright, happy ball of warmth.  Fills me with joy, it does.  Of course, as a rule, I am an optimist, so it doesn't take much to fill me with joy.  I have my moments however, like everyone else does, but they pass.  Life is about how you look at things.  I choose to find a silver lining in any cloud, and after a lifetime of practice, I've become pretty damn good at it.

Some people follow the Law of Attraction, and things in that vein, but it's not my thing.  I don't begrudge them their beliefs, so long as they respect mine.  It's been around for a long long time, and there is something to it, but it's not the be all, end all, in my opinion.  Like attracts like, eh?  Well, you reap what you sow, that's true, but there's more to it than that.  

I  think if you want to succeed at life, you need to work for it.  It's not enough to wish, you have to put some action behind it.  Life is about the process, not the end result.  I think if you try to remain positive and do the best you can to achieve your goals, then you've lived a good life.  To me, crediting a good outcome on some "law" negates all the hard work you put in.  

I know most people who follow a lot of these philosophies are sane, rational people, but there is that small handful that take it overboard.  Just like religion.  If you don't believe as I do, it's no wonder bad things happen.  That's not how life is at all.  Sometimes, shit just happens.  We can choose to learn from it, or we can dwell.  We don't need to be told that we "attracted" it.  Just because I don't believe in certain things doesn't mean I mean I am less positive, or that I deserve bad things to happen.  It just means I am different.

And anyway, how boring would life be if we all were the same?  I love that we're all so different.  We can have different views and still happily co-exist.  That's a pretty awesome thing right there. Just keep it respectful.



  1. I agree, being told recently That I manifested and wanted the experience of friends committing suicide by a few people following The Secret not only was insensitive and assonine it just doesn't make sense. I am a very positive person, but I am also a realist.

  2. I think the Secret could be of use to a lot of people, it does speak to the power of being positive, but sometimes, like anything, people can take it too far.

  3. I think that some books on the law of attraction do go a bit overboard. I recently read a law of attraction book by Esther and Jerry Hicks and I really liked the concept of it. I totally agree with you when you say that you need to work hard and not just wish for it like the Law of attraction books say, but I think in Ask and it is given, the real meaning behind the book is to enjoy what you’re doing and by wishing and thinking that you can have whatever you want, it is like you having a driving force for you to work hard and achieve it. I think even though the Secret says all you need to do is to wish it and think it, I believe it is just helping for people to be more positive instead of being negative and thinking that you cannot reach your dream at all. But yes, the Secret does take it a bit too far and makes everything seem so exaggerated. Lol.
    PS. I really enjoyed reading your opinion in this post :D