Hello! Hope all is well.
Well, it has been over two years that we were blessed with our new Salon.
To think back when I first moved to Ohio 15 years ago, I see my life as a dream. Of course we can always complain about the economy or gas prices, but I stay happy looking at the bigger picture. I’m not saying life is easy but I am saying it could be a lot worse. I try to always share with my team at the Salon, not to get caught up in the daily grind. I share with them to truly look at the world around us and not to dwell on what the world hasn’t given to us but what have we given to the world.
People are always asking how I can keep a positive outlook on life when it is so easy to be sucked into the thick of it. I realized a long time ago that it’s not what happens in life, it’s how you react to what just happened. It’s so much easier to blame someone else and then act like them, but God always asks us to take the higher road to life.
That of course, is much easier said than done. We all know that it takes much more effort to
be good in life. In order to get straight A’s in school, you have to study hard and give up something that could
be fun. The rewards of course are a good college education and in the long-term having a better lifestyle than the
person who always chose fun and neglected homework. It takes hard work to succeed in life. This is something that unfortunately our culture is missing.
I was reading a book called “Rumors of God” and I would like to share some things in the book with you.
Hopefully it will explain why I feel so blessed to live in this great country. Did you know if you own a car, you are in the top 2% of people worldwide to do so, and that 1.1 billion people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water? I stay close to these stories because it keeps me in check when I want to complain. Something inside says, “shut up you idiot, you have nothing to complain about”
Yes, things are tough and we must adjust and work harder, but we are blessed to be in a country that we have the opportunity to be able to do just that if we choose to.
Stay positive and look for the beauty….. it is everywhere!
Thank you & God Bless you all. Nuccio Basilisco