This is Fruitycake The Raccoon. Some persons seem to run from me on the trails. I don’t quite understand why talking out loud to yourself is so threatening to them.
Isn’t it better to express yourself instead of keeping it all bottled up?
Some persons tell me how cute I am.
Or ask me about my shirts that I wear.
That’s alright by me. I am grateful to show them that it’s ok to be different.
But no matter if persons don’t understand me or if they try to, I don’t let that change my attitude. My gratitude. Because I am grateful and thankful for my life and who I am. I am grateful to be able to get healthier. I am grateful to be feeling more confident. And someone else’s opinion doesn’t change that for me.
It’s hard though to show gratitude when others around you do not. Our thoughts really come out and transfer to how we treat others. If we are scared, we are scared of others. If we are happy, don’t we treat others better? Can’t we work on our thoughts?
Think of all the things others do for you every day. Others grow your food and some persons work at stores where you buy your food. You have clothes someone made. Everything we come in contact with had someone involved. Are we showing gratitude? It starts with our thoughts and not feeling entitled or feeling better than someone.
I know that Brickle is the picture of confidence.
But his confidence doesn’t mean he thinks less of others. There are always things to be grateful for. And our attitude can be changed by even calling to mind one blessing.
I am thankful and grateful for you. That’s my thought today. My outside attitude is happy because I am happy. I don’t let others influence my happy. I try to make their happy more.
When life tries to remind you of the bad things, focus on the happy. What you can make better about yourself. And be grateful for the opportunity.
We are in this North Carolina place until tomorrow! Then back on the road!
–Fruitycake The Raccoon