Day 2: The Positive Twist

Hello Positive People!

Day 2 is called “Positive Twist”. Now, We are sure most of you have heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  This means that you can take a negative situation and try to see it in a positive light. We do not mean that you have to love everything that happens to you. That is impossible. What we do mean is that you can try to see the hidden benefits behind certain circumstances. 

Examples please!

One example is the loss of a job. Yes, it may be a difficult, humiliating and stressful situation. It is okay to feel those feelings and it is absolutely normal to have negative emotions with a loss like this. However, there are a few ways to look at it that do not ignore the stressful repercussions of the loss of a job, but complement them. One positive consequence could be that you find a better job, or a different job that leads to a better circumstance.  Another result of the loss of a job could be that you are forced to consider your future career and financial situation and have a chance to improve it. Are there any government assisted programs or grants that you could get to possibly go back to school? Are there any jobs you could do now that you never considered because you were already working?  Losing a job may allow you to change your schedule, take a few days off that you need, spend time with family and meet new people. Losing a job might be a “bad” thing, but clearly there are some positive ways to look at it.

 

Here is your challenge:

Try to make note of the ‘unpleasant’ things that happen to you over the next few days. Consider the positive twist that you could use to see this occurrence in a positive light. It may take some effort and thinking but it can be done. Where there is a will there is a way.

Choose one negative situation and tell us the positive twist (or positive way you could view it). One of you who shares their story of their positive twist will receive a happy pack.

 

 

 

 

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We look forward to all comments, feedback and questions.

 

Have a great week and Eh, Be Positive!