Psalm 119:87-88 – Naomi Osaka

Unexpectedly, professional tennis player Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Sydney International tournament. But why?

Naomi received a lot of attention when she beat Serena Williams in the US Open last year. As she prepares for her first big tournament (the Australian Open), she gets ready by doing smaller tournaments like the Sydney International. Unfortunately, she was a little off of her game, and was visibly frustrated by her performance. Naomi ended up losing to an unranked player and has this to say after the game:

“If I’m being really frank, I just feel like I had like the worst attitude today.”

So much of how we live everyday is based on our attitude. If we look at things in a negative viewpoint, most likely, things will be negative. But if we try to look at things with a positive attitude, it makes a positive difference.

In Psalm 119:87-88, the Bible tells us that as long as we have God’s love, we will keep His words in our mouths. Perspective is everything. As we begin a new year, try to make sure you keep a positive outlook on life. Read the words below for a good reminder on perspective:

Today was the absolute worst day ever

And don’t try to convince me that

There’s something good in every day

Because, when you take a closer look,

This world is a pretty evil place.

Even if

Some goodness does shine through once in a while

Satisfaction and happiness don’t last.

And it’s not true that

It’s all in the mind and heart


True happiness can be attained

Only if one’s surroundings are good

It’s not true that good exists

I’m sure you can agree that

The reality


My attitude

It’s all beyond my control

And you’ll never in a million years hear me say 

Today was a very good day

Now read it from bottom to top – perception really is everything!

By David Robinson

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