Focus on what you have – Perspective

  “Today upon a bus I saw – a girl with golden hair;

She seemed so happy, I envied her – and wished that I were half as fair;

I watched her as she rose to leave – and saw her hobble down the aisle.

She had one leg and wore a crutch – but as she passed, a smile.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;

I have two legs – the world is mine

Later on I bought some sweets – the boy who sold them had such charm,

I thought I’d stop and talk awhile – if I were late, t’would do no harm.

And as we talked he said, “Thank you, sir, you’ve been really kind.

It’s nice to talk to folks like you – because, you see, I’m blind.”

Oh, Lord, forgive me when I whine;

I have two eyes – the world is mine

Later, walking down the street – I met a boy with eyes so blue.

But he stood and watched the others play; 

It seemed he knew not what to do.

I paused, and then I said – “Why don’t you join the others, dear?”

But he looked straight ahead without a word,

And then I knew, he couldn’t hear.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;

I have two ears – the world is mine.

Two legs to take me where I go,

Two eyes to see the sunset’s glow,

Two ears to hear all I should know,

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;

I’m blest, indeed, the world is mine.”

– written by Tennyson Guyer

Learn how to focus on the things that you can control. Don’t focus on the bad weather or unemployment or backed up traffic. 

If you’re stuck in traffic, then you’re stuck in traffic! If you can take a different route, do so! But if you can’t, then don’t allow yourself to get stressed, because this will prevent you from focusing on the things that you can control.

Of course, you know this already, but it’s always good to be reminded!! After all, winners focus on the things that they can control, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!

 
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Full Transcript:

Hi, this is Don Howe, and the topic for this Golden Nugget is “Focus on What You Have”, and I’m gonna start off with a poem written by Tennyson Guyer, and it goes like this:

Today upon a bus I saw – a girl with golden hair;

She seemed so happy, I envied her – and wished that I were half as fair;

I watched her as she rose to leave – and saw her hobble down the aisle.

She had one leg and wore a crutch – but as she passed, a smile.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;

I have two legs – the world is mine

Later on I bought some sweets – the boy who sold them had such charm,

I thought I’d stop and talk awhile – if I were late, t’would do no harm.

And as we talked he said, “Thank you, sir, you’ve been really kind.

It’s nice to talk to folks like you – because, you see, I’m blind.”

Oh, Lord, forgive me when I whine;

I have two eyes – the world is mine

Later, walking down the street – I met a boy with eyes so blue.

But he stood and watched the others play; 

It seemed he knew not what to do.

I paused, and then I said – “Why don’t you join the others, dear?”

But he looked straight ahead without a word,

And then I knew, he couldn’t hear.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;

I have two ears – the world is mine.

Two legs to take me where I go,

Two eyes to see the sunset’s glow,

Two ears to hear all I should know,

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;

I’m blest, indeed, the world is mine.

Isn’t that a good reminder to focus on what we have and not on what we don’t have?!

Furthermore, learn how to focus on the things that you can control. Don’t focus on the bad weather or unemployment or backed up traffic. 

If you’re stuck in traffic, then you’re stuck in traffic! If you can take a different route, do so! But if you can’t, then don’t allow yourself to get stressed, because this will prevent you from focusing on the things that you can control.

Of course, you know this already, but it’s always good to be reminded!! After all, winners focus on the things that they can control, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!

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