I was driving through a small town in Wisconsin and came across this sign. It was actually painted on the side of a building. So large, so welcoming, so urgent.
Yes, I said urgent.
It made me feel like I needed to choose positive right now. Whatever I was doing, it invited me to stop, regroup, and see only the good in life.
After all, isn’t that what it’s all about – making a choice? And make no mistake about it, you have to make that choice every single day. So when you crawl out of bed in the morning, what will it be? Will you spend the day moaning, groaning and complaining? OR find the good in the challenges you face today.
It’s not always easy. And sometimes it’s not possible. Some days – some years – may just be too painful to see any good. You can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. But be patient, and this too shall pass. This too will give way to the sunshine. It may not be exactly what you wanted, but with time, you will come to realize that it is exactly what you needed.
So if a negative thought enters your mind, hit the delete button and replace it with something positive. Practice this and it will soon become a habit. After all, life is just easier when you can see the beauty in even your darkest days.