Positives In Negatives
A young woman was sitting at her dining table, worried about bills to be paid, house-work to be done, and to top it all, her extended family was coming over the next day to spend the holiday at her place.
She was not feeling very thankful at that time.
As she turned her gaze sideways, she noticed her young daughter typing furiously into her laptop.
“My teacher asked us to write a paragraph on “Negative Thanksgiving” for homework today.” Said her daughter.
“She asked us to write down things that we are thankful for, things that make us feel not so good in the beginning, but turn out to be good after all.”
With curiosity, the mother peeked into the laptop. This is what her daughter wrote:
“I’m thankful for Final Exams because that means school is almost over.
I’m thankful for bad-tasting medicine because it helps me feel better.
I’m thankful for waking up to alarm clocks because it means I’m still alive.”
It then dawned on the mother, that she had a lot of things to be thankful for!
She thought again…
She has taxes to pay but, that meant she is fortunate to be employed.
She has house-work to do but, that meant she has a shelter to live in.
She has to prepare for her many family members who are coming to spend the holiday at her place but that meant she has a family with whom she could celebrate.
We generally complain about the negative things in life but we fail to look at the positive side of it.
What are the positives in your negatives?
Look at the better part of life today and make your every day a great day.
You’re blessed always.