If you aren't seeing the good things that are happening in your life, it's not because you can't or because they aren't happening. Rather, it's because you're choosing to focus on something else. Right now, you would be doing yourself and everyone else a favor by accentuating the positive and ignoring the negative. While this is not to say that you must become the sugarcoated optimist, it is to say that you can change plenty by the way you choose to observe it.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of people who not only like you, but are also willing to stand up for you when the going gets tough. And they are not particularly enthralled by the car you drive or the clothes you put on. They don't know -- and they don't really care -- about the money you have in the bank. What they see as valuable is your earthiness, your creativity and your willingness to laugh. What they admire about you is your openness and your ability to listen when they need a listener.
Deep inside you, whether you realize it or not, is a warrior, and the sooner you're willing to get in touch with this inner fighter, the better off both of you will be. This is quite fortuitous right now because you may find that you have to stand up for what you believe in. You may have to come to the aid of those you love. If you are in touch with those parts of yourself that are rough and ready, then chances are good that you'll be much better able to handle the task. You are stronger than you realize.
If someone is not understanding what you're saying, it's because they don't want to hear it. You have taken pains to get your message across, and thus all you can really do is keep saying the same thing over and over again or leave the room until they have a change of attitude. Although it's not your style, perhaps you should focus on self-preservation for a while. Otherwise, you could spend a lot of time and energy and get nowhere. Some people simply cannot be reached through conventional means.
You really don't need to be a Hollywood icon or a billionaire to get the attention of someone who has caught your fancy. You only need to put your best foot forward and assure yourself that you do deserve happiness. The sooner you accept yourself -- shortcomings and all -- as part of the divine plan, the sooner you'll be able to see that your flaws are a very large part of the perfection. Sometimes, your heart will not let you see what you need to see, and this may be the case right now.
Once again you are deep within the darkest reaches of your emotional cave, and you are afraid to feel the drafts coming in, let alone the sunshine. But is all this self-protection really doing you any good? Probably not. Although you may have to give yourself a little pep talk to get the gears turning, you do have the choice to extricate yourself from the situation. Chances are very good that once you step out into the sunshine, you'll be wondering why you didn't come out weeks or months ago.
You know that pesky person who keeps putting bids on your attention? Well, honest to goodness, they really only want to help. They just want to show you that they're indeed capable of more than they've been able to demonstrate. Perhaps they simply want to show someone -- anyone -- that they don't belong in the box that they have been assigned to. You can do an awful lot for them and the rest of the group by simply giving them a chance. They are seeking you out for a reason.
Somebody's trust in you is riding on your performance right now. While it's not important whether or not you win the race, it's paramount that you do finish it. Rather than trying out the best training techniques and the best herbal extracts, you need to focus on the fundamentals. Get in touch with your body, your mind, your soul and -- most of all -- your spirit. You need to touch those parts of yourself that are essentially and unequivocally you.
Your clothes are ironed, you've got plenty of breath mints and your fragrance has been applied so that it just eases past the level of consciousness. Why are you still waiting around in your own living room? Perhaps there was a communication breakdown -- and it didn't involve you and your date. Rather, it involved the inner you and the outer you. Before you can learn to appreciate and love someone else, you need to make sure you appreciate and love yourself.
Once again, it's time for some emotional housecleaning -- if not some emotional remodeling. You need to take those old issues, wounds and riddles out of the closet and look them over. You need to decide what is serving your needs and what is merely taking up space. You and somebody else need to talk about those things that you have been avoiding for a while now. Although it may be painful at the beginning, by the time all is said and done, you will be smiling -- if not laughing.
If you want to be at your most appealing -- to friends, lovers and strangers alike -- you'd do well to put all your heart and soul into that project at hand. Once you punch out and leave the office, no matter what hour that happens to be, you'll be radiating with joy and confidence. This glow will bring new throngs of worshippers to your doorstep. There is no feeling that quite compares to a job done well. And right now, you are in a position to wallow in this feeling for a while.
The situation is not going to change as long as you refuse to move. More than anything else right now, you need a fresh look at an old situation. If you let things continue on their present course, your resentment and frustration are likely to grow. If you see someone's actions from their eyes, however, you will grow as a person. Love will begin to blossom once again. Once it does, you may ask yourself why you were so entrenched in your outdated ways for so long.