Blessed are those who keep in mind that blessings may be in disguise, for they will always see the silver lining.
This last month or so I’ve been trying to see the positive in every situation. I used to say that I was a pretty optimistic person, and I’ve been trying to get back to having that natural attitude.
It’s hard to stay positive sometimes in life, you go through things that knock you for six and then some, and I guess its only natural to lose some optimism. This last year I have been to end of me and back again. But recently I’ve decided to make the choice to stay optimistic and see the positives.
And I’ve found that it’s not that hard. I did struggle to see the short term positives (honestly I couldn’t see any, and perhaps that true for most situations), but long term, I see so many blessings as a result of what I thought was a misfortune. It doesn’t lessen the pain, or make it any less significant. But it’s no longer a negative defining feature of who I am.
It takes effort, determination, and a little bit of a dreamer’s spirit to chose to see the positive, whilst acknowledging the hardship. But I truly believe life is lighter this way.