It’s been said that from the moment we take our first breath we start the dying process. That is, each moment that passes we get closer to the end of our lives. That may be true but I think that would be an unfortunate way to look at life. Yet, while there are those who seek to live life to the fullest, there are also those who seem to be focused on the end. Similarly, there are those who focus on the positives of life while others focus on the negatives.
Even though it is true that positive-minded people add years to their lives and life to their years, the opposite is very true also. Negative-minded people are sicklier and don’t tend to live as long. Even those who just seem to show up for life: Void of ambition, hobbies, or responsibilities generally don’t fare as well either. When things don’t go well, especially in drastic circumstances, it’s easy to get sucked down into the whirlpool of negativity.
It’s important to keep our focus on the positive. We have to deal with the negative and unfortunate situations of life, but our attitude should remain positive. The Bible teaches us to “rejoice always.” That isn’t always easy to do but it is a key ingredient of happiness, thankfulness, faith, and health.