Friday, April 10, 2015

It's All in How You Look at It

What does the sign shown above say?

When I asked this question in the City of Greeneville O - Outlook Seminar this past week, most people in the room said "Opportunity Is Nowhere."

But a few voices chimed in "Opportunity Is Now Here." It's all in how you look at it, right?

If you are a pessimist, you might see it the first way. If you are an optimist, maybe you see it the second way. I have no idea if this theory holds up statistically, but I do know that there are two ways of looking at it.

So it is with life. You get to choose how you are going to approach life each and every day. If things are not going your way that day, will you throw in the towel and give up, or will you choose to make the best of it? You know, the whole lemons make lemonade idea.

Because our outlook on life impacts the choices we make, this is one way that outlook affects our health. And I must say that we had a great time discussing this very idea (and other scientific evidence that shows how outlook is directly related to our overall health and well-being) in our seminar this week.

Hope you had a great week too!

About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County, the Head Volleyball Coach at Greeneville High School and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Minister of Music & Senior Adults at FBC Greeneville, and the momma of 2 sons, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.

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