Finding Positivity In Negative Circumstances

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

Willie Nelson

It’s easy to focus on the negative.

The problem with focusing on the negative for too long is that it leads to despair and hopelessness. An attitude of “This is wrong” and “That is wrong” and “This stinks” seems to perpetuate itself. It’s kind of like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh who always seemed to have a dark cloud hovering over him.

I don’t know about you, but this is not how I want to live. I want to look for the positive. I want to see the sun shining through the dark clouds. I want to be looking ahead with hope instead of looking behind in misery.

We each have the choice to make. Will I dwell in my negative circumstances? Or will I look for the good?

I’ve had several conversations recently in which I was venting or someone else was venting at me. At the end of the conversation, I asked “What was something good about today?” This question or something like this has helped me find positivity despite the negative circumstances or challenging situations I find myself. I’d encourage you to ask yourself that question as well.

What was something good about today?