The Positives

What do your conversations look like?

I’ve realized my conversations with friends had been revolving around the things that are going poorly.

Most of the problems being petty, on my part and theirs.

I addressed this problem and three of my friends and I have decided to hold each other accountable. At the end of the day, we list off our positives, no matter how little it may have been.

I can’t tell you how much it’s changed my perspective. Of course, the negatives are still in my horizon but they’re continuing to shrink.  I’m learning how to put them into perspective.  Will this problem actually matter in 5, 10, 20 years from now?

Participating in this has taught me that even in the darkest of days there’s beauty surrounding us.

I challenge you to look beyond your struggles, and search for good.  Search for something to reflect positively on.

Since today’s not over here are my positives from yesterday.

-Due to helping someone pay their tab last weekend when their card was being declined I was given a very kind thank you card and a generous tip.

-My boss texted me and said he was impressed.

-I woke up rested, rather than exhausted like I normally do.

-Due to being rested I had enough time to enjoy a cup of coffee.

It doesn’t have to be something extraordinary; it can be as simple getting a haircut, a cup of coffee, or buying gas for $2.86.

What are your positives today? I’d love to hear from you!


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