God says that if we choose His way, although it may be rough, and although it may go through hills and valleys, He will straighten our paths before us. Prov 3 v 6: In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. We may not see what is on the road ahead and maybe that is a good thing. We may just turn and run! But if we choose His way, we know in faith that ultimately, His way leads to where it is we need to and want to be.
So on this journey, on this path we follow, we get to choose our attitudes. Am I right? I don't like to point that out to myself because sometimes I want to blame others for how I feel or where I am. But we can choose JOY in the moments, we can choose to see the flowers along the path, we can choose to stop and smell the roses! We can see the beautiful rainbows that follow the rain. We can find the fun in jumping through the mud puddles.......
We can see the dirt, the rocks and obstacles in the road, the damage done to the roads by those before us. We can choose to be negative, and see only the storm clouds and lightening.
My encouragement to you is if you are choosing a good attitude over a negative, and you see someone struggling, help them, offer them a smile, a flower, a glimmer of light. We all know that the light chases away the dark. Every spark WILL make a difference to you and anyone else you choose to share it with.