"It is your belief in vulnerability that causes things to get bigger. It is the absence of your awareness of well-being. There is nothing creeping after you. There is no bad stuff coming after you...it is only you holding yourself in a place where you are disallowing the well-being, that would be there otherwise. There is no bad stuff out there. Everything is a by-product of how you flow your energy." ~Abraham Hicks
Negative thoughts create more negative energy. The snowball effect definitely applies to my thoughts, and before I know it the negative energy I have created is monstrous. Luckily I have Ray around to remind me of the good I have in my life. When I start thinking I don't have enough money, or our apartment is too small, or the neighbor's music is too loud, or about the people in my life who have hurt me, he reminds me that I have a roof over my head when the homeless are trying to stay warm by sleeping on the sewer grates. He reminds me of the comfortable bed I have to sleep on when some people are sleeping on benches. He reminds me of the women in the world who go to bed lonely without a man that loves them. He reminds me that I have lots to be thankful for. Yesterday he asked that I write a list of things I have in my life to be thankful for. (Of course he was first on the list!) When he puts things in perspective for me it lifts me up and makes me feel that I am lucky to have what I have and there are some people in this world who would give anything to be in my position.
Ray takes all my gloomy clouds and paints silver linings on them.
Ray reminds me that even on cloudy days the sun is still shining above and beyond them. The sun is always shining.