(Today’s outlook ; Mostly happy with a slight chance of upsets.)

Who is watching you? Not in the creepy, peering through the blinds kind of watching but who in your life cares about you? Who looks to you to determine whether the world is a happy, mad or sad place today? Who is watching you to see how you deal with your problems? Who is watching you because they worry about you?

Nothing in our life stands alone. Everything we do, say and think has an effect on us and we in turn affect everyone we come into contact with even if it is but for a moment. Parents know that their own mood has an instant and formidable effect on their children. When they are feeling discombobulated and stressed, it’s a pretty good bet that the children will be bouncing off the walls simultaneously.

So, at this point you’ve got to ask yourself, am I influencing my world or is my world influencing me? The answer to that question is another question; Are you a leader or a victim? You see if you are a leader than you are the one that decides, come hell or high water, I’m going to be happy, caring and successful. If, on the other hand, you see yourself as a victim, then you are the one that says I am but a leaf in the wind and I hope I don’t get blown into the gutter.

When the people who love you, care about you and look up to you watch you, they want to see a leader. They want to see a role model, they want to see you turn your day around, overcome upsets and be happy in spite of what you face. If you really want to make a difference, you have an obligation to be strong and caring and happy. You can’t change the whole world but you sure can bring sunshine into your part of it.

So, what’s it going to be? You, standing on the top of the mountain telling everyone to come on up or you blowing down the gutter? Everyone you know is watching and waiting for your decision.

(c)2012 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


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