Good Dreams, Bad Dreams!

March 28, 2009

I woke up on the proverbial wrong side of the bed this morning.

As I stumbled into the kitchen for some coffee, I noticed my husband sitting in the keeping room on my side of the sofa with my computer open on his lap and some cowboy show blaring away on the history channel on our t.v

“What’s for breakfast?” he asked.

Obviously, my (in this case much) better half, had not yet evaluated my mood.

My first instinct was to growl back at him, but I stopped myself.     My disgruntled state was not his fault, after all.

So, what was the cause of it?  I stepped back for a moment and thought about it.

Then, I remembered having a bad dream just before awakening.   It wasn’t a bad dream in the sense of it being a nightmare, rather it had more to do with someone saying something that really ticked me off!    Even though I’d momentarily forgotten about the dream, the resulting attitude had carried over into my waking world.

That was it!  My dream was affecting my attitude, and if I wasn’t careful it would possibly also have a negative impact on my family through out the day.  Right then and there, I had to make a conscious decision to do whatever necessary in order to change my mood.

I’m still working on it.

Just as the dreams that fill our minds when we are sleeping can affect our attitude, so can the dreams we create for our lives while we are awake.

Did you know that?

You’ve probably noticed that some people always seem to be mad at the world, while others remain oblivious to anything negative and smile even though by all appearances, the sky is definitely falling in on them.

This is because there is a direct correlation between our goals … our aspirations … our dreams concerning our future, and our attitude toward life in general.

If our thoughts are positive, our outlook will be positive.  If our outlook is positive, it will be reflected in our mood.

On the other hand, if we harbor a “doom and gloom” theology, we will undoubtedly feel depressed, angry, agitated.

Just like I was when I woke up this morning.

Which category do you fall into?  As a rule, do you find yourself feeling anxious or angry much of the time?  Are you convinced that your future holds nothing but bad experience for you? Are your dreams a little on the sour side?

Or do you feel good about yourself and the days ahead.  Do you dream positive dreams and look forward to living them out?

In either case, our attitude carries over into our approach to life, and subsequently affects everyone around us.

While it’s true that we can’t always control our circumstances, we can control our dreams!

How’s your mood?  Could it use a little “tweaking”?

If so, maybe you need to re-evaluate your thought process.

Regardless of what might be going on in your world at the moment, think forward to your future. What do you need to change about your approach to whatever lies ahead?

Set positive goals for yourself and map out a plan to achieve them.  If temporary situations in your life aren’t as pleasant as you’d like them to be, think instead on those things that are good and act accordingly!

Dream good dreams, and dare to make them come true!


3 Responses to “Good Dreams, Bad Dreams!”

  1. Lyn Says:

    good word

  2. Debra Thornton Says:

    Kudos, Becky, you’re right on.

  3. denise Says:

    Loved it; very true, inspirational and encouraging.

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