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What Are YOU Magnifying?

Hello all!

It is officially the New Year now and some exciting things are on the horizon for us all. I see opportunities, prosperity and abundance headed straight our way in 2013. Some of you may be disagreeing right now and shaking your heads at what I just said. Let me ask you this, what are you choosing to magnify in your life?

I truly believe in life we choose how to look at our circumstances and situations that come our way. It is true that we cannot always control what the situation is but we can always control how we react. And we can also control how we see and magnify the situation. Sometimes we have such a negative view on life that we constantly magnify the bad, the wrong and the “what ain’t workin'” in our lives.
Instead of focusing on what is not working we need to focus on what is working. Sure there are plenty of things that we would maybe like to change in our world but there are also a lot of things that are going so very right in our world. Whatever you put more time and attention to is what will grow and will eventually magnify itself.

For example:

You just got a great promotion at work. Hooray! You will be getting a pay increase, a company vehicle and even your very own corner office suite, fully furnished and stocked with all of your favorite things. But upon leaving your office that day you broke your nail on the car door.
Would you go home and tell your family, “Yeah, I broke my nail today and it really hurts and it’s upsetting me. Just my luck, right?”
Would you go home to your family and say, “I got the promotion of a lifetime and I am advancing in my job and abundance is flowing my way!”
I know this may seem silly but really think about this. How many times do we have a good day, but then something goes wrong, and then it’s a bad day? The day is now totally circling around this bad happening and you have forgotten what else positive happened that day.
Now when we are going through a tough circumstance that does not mean everything is positive and rainbows are flying everywhere. But you have a choice. Are you going to place your magnifying glass over the tough circumstance and make it bigger? Or are you going to place your magnifying glass over the positive in your life and make that bigger? I don’t know about you but I am going to magnify the good.
You see, we are in complete control of only one thing in life. And that is ourselves. We are in control of our emotions, reactions, hopes, dreams, goals, drive, etc. etc. So we need to really magnify all of the power that we possess and the tools that our higher power has given us. Things that we cannot control are other people and perhaps their views, negativity, how they treat others etc. etc. We should not waste a single moment magnifying that mess. We need to magnifying our beauty and abundance in our life.

When you turn on the TV or pick up the newspaper, what is typically in the headlines?

Gun control, violence, crime, recession, fear, lack, politics, economy? Unfortunately and oddly enough, that is what sells! We are surrounded by this negativity and these stories that are tempting our magnifying glass to hover over and make those issues bigger. What we do not see typically search for is the people doing good, the people trying to make a difference and the stories that will warm your heart.
While these issues may be negative that does not mean they are unimportant and don’t deserve any of our time. But there is no reason for us to continue to magnify and magnify how bad things are or how badly you disagree with something. Instead look at that issue and magnify what you would like to see happen. Or perhaps solutions that are in the making to try and fix it. Anyone can go around throwing out negativity like peanuts at a baseball game. But it takes someone who is really trying to magnify the good to go around and remain focused on what you do want to see.
Believe it or not there is positive media out there. So get on your computer or really look through the newspaper and read up. I always see such cute things happening in the community and empowering things going on in our country. We are sometimes trained to look at that bad, fixate on it and obsess over it. It’s rare when there is a heated debate going on and someone pauses to say, “Yeah but what a beautiful day it was today.”
But that is exactly what we need in our lives. We need to magnify what we like and not what we don’t. Whatever you place your magnifying glass over will grow. Think of your life like one big book. The closer you bring your magnifying glass over the paper, the clearer the words will become. The father you hold away the magnifying glass to the paper, the more impossible is it to see what is right in front of you.
So I challenge you this week to take out your magnifying glasses and magnify all the things that you love about you, your life and maybe even your country. This is a New Year and ultimately a new you so let’s start it with a bang and keep it going. All that has to happen is a choice to be made. A choice that we will see the good, even when surrounded by bad. A choice to stay positive, when the negative can be more temping. And the choice to know that only we can change our lives and go out and create an amazing one.
Have a great week!
Quote of the day:
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Be good anyway. Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People need help, but may attack you if you try to help them. Help them anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa
Ava Wick is a contributing blogger for JenningsWire, a blogging community created by Annie Jennings.