Staying Positive in the Most Difficult Situation

The past month has been a total bummer, to say the least…

 

A simple way to stay positive even in the most difficult situations

 

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Over a year ago, I found my dream job in a vegetable plant.  It was the perfect combination of management, business, and training.  I worked with an amazing team, as a team.  We defied the odds together, moving a mountain in a plant that had a massive listeria recall 2 years prior.  As a team, we moved that mountain! 

Anyone who’s worked in or visited a manufacturing facility would be shocked to hear that when you walked through this plant, all the employees were working hard and doing so with smiles on their faces. 




 

 

Last Thursday, all smiles were wiped away, and the tears rolled, as our company was sold, and the plant was shut down for good.  In the blink of an eye, we all lost our jobs and benefits.  I have struggled to stay positive over the weekend, as I lost a very dear family, my work family.  This morning, my husband asked me what I would do for the day.  My answer: “I don’t know.”  Weird, coming from someone is so busy she’s spinning in motion! 

 

 Anyone who knows me well knows that’s not me.  I’m a bulldog! I don’t stand down.  Life has taught me to pop back up and get better than before.  (that’s for another blog, another day.) 

 

So, I LOVE to-do lists!  And on my to-do list for the past month has been to transfer addresses into a little address book from a mixture of envelopes and loose papers.  As I looked for a book this morning on my desk, I spotted the address book, and said, “Why not!”  In the middle of the papers, I found a sweet birthday card from a dear friend, and it read:

“Each day holds its own wonder to discover.”

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I immediately thought, “This is a sign!”  Then, “Wonder what today’s wonder will be!”  Amidst all this pain, depression, and sadness, I remembered how I once stayed positive in a most difficult position.  A dear friend and I would ask each other, as well as others around us, to name 3 positive things that have happened so far that day. 

 

Friends, sometimes wonder is in the simplicity of things.  For example, three positives from my day thus far are:

1.   Ate lunch with my best friend and had awesome conversation!

2.  Giggled as I watched the neighbor’s baby goats frolicking in the pasture. 

baby goats.JPGGiggled even more when the Mama goat came up to my face to say Hello!

 

 

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3.  Found an amazing Virtual Assistant Course I will complete this week!  Yesterday morning I found a Pinterest pin about this and just knew I had found something special. 

 

Nothing happens by chance.  Everything happens exactly when and where it is supposed to happen!  Today has been a wonderful day! 

Now, you try it!  Name three positive things that have happened to you today. 

Have a blessed, wonder-filled day!

 

All the best,

Christy

Song of Sapelo Sunset


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4 thoughts on “Staying Positive in the Most Difficult Situation

  1. I have a gratitude journal that I only seem to pull out in times of great depression or joy, but using it as a tool to maintain a positive attitude through despair or hardship I too have found very helpful and therapeutic. And because I also find myself reaching for it in times of great happiness and joy, the book shows an amazing journey of answered and unanswered prayers. An amazing example of seeing that everything really does happen got a reason and that somethings have to end for other better things to begin.

    1. Angie, I have a brand new journal on my desk…just waiting to be used. That’s an awesome idea! Yes, better things will begin!

  2. This is so encouraging! And to think that you can offer this at such a trying time. I pray you keep looking for those daily wonders and find them. May you also get a better job soon in Jesus’ name.

    1. Edith, thank you! I start a new job Monday and am so thankful to the Lord for blessing me with it. I expect awesome things from this new journey. For when God closes one door He opens another!

      Christy

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