Staying Positive

Staying positive doesn’t mean being happy all the time. It does mean that even on the hard days you are sure there are better ones ahead.

Yesterday was awful. I had a dental issue to attend to and some fires to put out at work. I drove through torrential downpours twice and forgot to stop at the pharmacy for something that I need. I almost fell asleep while waiting for the dentist (people must do that sometimes, right?) and now I have a sore at the corner of my mouth caused by something that happened at there.

I tried hard to maintain a good attitude because being upset wasn’t going to help anything but I was holding on by a rather thin thread.

What got me through the day was a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from a coworker and a bowl of piping hot homemade potato soup from the Main Eatery. This local place has a great veggie sub and the most amazing menu of ice cream treats in southern Ohio. The potato soup is fantastic too and great for a sore mouth. The knowledge that better days are ahead kept me going too.

Sometimes it’s the small things that make all the difference. Sometimes it’s the mindset. Sometimes it’s simply telling ourselves that it isn’t all bad.

I’m holding onto the belief that there are better days ahead. I hope you can believe it too.

Look For The Rainbows

Can you see the rainbow in the above picture? It’s not a great photo or a strong rainbow, just a quick phone picture on a recent hike through the Hocking Hills.

I found it yesterday and thought it a great example of how the way we look at things changes everything.

If you want to see good in the world, you will. If you want to see a rainbow in a trickle of water, you will. No matter how faint.

But with a bad attitude, you will only see the negative. It’s like viewing the world through a black and white lens.

It’s much prettier when you go looking for the good, isn’t it?

Look for something good or happy or pretty in your world today. I promise that it’s there.