What would you think if I asked you if you had a rose-colored glasses attitude? Well, darlings, if you don’t know what it is just think of making lemonade out of lemons. Do you walk on the sunny side of the street? Here’s why you should.
Why It’s Important to Wear Rose-Colored Glasses
Every day I have a daily burst. Most of you would say ‘a lifting of spirits’. Writing the words ‘a daily burst’ rather than ‘lifting my spirits’ sounds so much more energetic! Every day, if you can, it is important to find your reason for wearing your rose-colored glasses. This thought will cause you to have a positive and upbeat attitude.
A Rose-Colored Glasses Attitude
Little things happen that make you burst out in a smile. Even on the days that are work-in-progress, little things happen that turn your havoc into joy. That is why I say, “Thank goodness for a rose-colored glasses attitude.”
Yesterday I had bursts of joy came from the unexpected…a soft breeze from an open window and the sound of the sea, my Ultimate Concierge’s laughter while watching Seinfeld, learning from Amazon that they found a lost package of America’s dog shampoo and the added gift of texts from my daughter-in-law and a few grands.
Last night I had three bursts of joy. We had dinner with friends and then attended a symphony concert at the Kravitz Center For the Performing Arts. Then, later in the evening, I read your comments on my private Facebook group, Celebrate Life. I fell asleep, happy.
I asked on one of my channels, “If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?” and over 150 of you replied with trips you were taking, and I burst with happiness for you because you are trying to start up a normal lifestyle once again.
Obviously, I thought of my travels, and my first thought was of my recent trip to Rwanda to visit the Silver Back Gorillas. I am bursting with positivity as I don my rose-colored glasses.
Even though there are clouds hanging over us in Elsewhere, yes, we are still in its midst for several reasons. We are starting to ‘climb the stairs.’
Traveling in Elsewhere
My thoughts cannot help but stay in Elsewhere. We pretend it is gone, but it is not. Sure, the masks are primarily gone but so are the customers in the stores. Sure we can go outside, but where are the happy smiling faces of American citizens?
I see myself gazing out the window from the 71st floor of our apartment in the sky and looking out over the city of what was once was my beautiful Chicago.
Unfortunate circumstances brought on by COVID have turned our country into a foreign land, Elsewhere. I honestly feel I am still on a trip in a foreign land in my own country! A trip I, like you, would not have chosen. Because the point in traveling is to enrich our souls, to learn a city or country’s history, and to view its statues and monuments. To meet its citizens and taste the foods, experience the culture, bring a memory home, learn its social and political background, and walk the streets. All good stuff. And, we come home enriched and wiser and look forward with rose-colored glasses and with curiosity to planning our next journey.
As I think about the past three years of my travels in Elsewhere, I have to search for my rose-colored glasses.
You Can Still Be Realistic with Rose-Colored Glasses
We have to think and dream that ‘the best is yet to come’ and ‘climb the stairs’ to make our desires come true. That is my definition of wearing rose-colored glasses. I do. I really do. Every day of my life, I do something to make myself smile. And every day I am grateful for my blessings. And I want you to follow my lead.
I can be so down, discouraged, or upset just like you. But I still find something that gives me a positive burst of hope. Even in Elsewhere.
I am a very realistic woman yet fortunate to see life with rose-colored glasses, even though it is scary. During this siege, I hope you have learned much about yourself. I have.
I am more selective in many areas of my life. Now I am more prepared. I am more educated about the workings of our government. Now I question. Where I never thought I had to be wise, I am wiser. I am a survivor. Like the pioneer woman who had to wear her rose-colored glasses as she crossed the plains, the mountains, and the prairies. And, you are too!
As a very realistic woman, I see Elsewhere as an ugly piece of abstract art without a frame. The art expresses man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, an attempt of bullies to divide and physically destroy a once peaceful, beautiful, and united society. I see this art piece as frameless because the portrait lacks order.
But fortunately, I keep the faith and the hope that our county will return to its timeless values and permanent laws restoring order. If I see it not happening, I am prepared to survive wearing my rose-colored glasses.
How I Get My Bursts of Positivity
Putting on my rose-colored glasses, I get a burst because I know there are far more decent and wise people than bullies living in Elsewhere. I get a burst because my family is safe. I get a burst because I believe one day soon, we will greet each other with genuine smiles of happiness.
Darling, I get a burst thinking about hugging my children and grandchildren and my friends. I get a burst that we will have a country of order.
We Can Finally Travel & Explore
And, on a higher note, I recently traveled to Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya with my ultimate concierge and grands. I love thinking of you going off to the places you mentioned on Facebook; Ireland, Hawaii, Paris, Italy, and New Zealand. And a cabin in the forest, Mount Rushmore, visiting children and grands, the Caribbean Islands, the Keys, Mexico, and more.
I got my nightly burst last night replying to your comments of positivity. You were wearing your rose-colored glasses and I am smiling.
Darling, how do you have a rose-colored glasses attitude? I want to hear about your time in Elsewhere and more. Let me know in the comments at the bottom of this page!
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