Have you ever been really pAtient and pOsitiVe about a situation and it still didn’t pan out the way you had hoped? In those moments it is easy to want to “throw in the towel” and let all upbeat thoughts dissipate. Then you start to wonder, why waste so much eNerGy trying to be optimistic all the time?
Being a positive person isn’t always easy. A negative attitude takes less effort and low expectations keep you from being easily disappointed. Although this is the outlook of many, I’m a bElieveR that being positive is hArder, But bEtteR. Although we have to constantly motivate ourselves to find the good out of a bad situation, I’d rather work hard at feeling good vs. work less and feel bad.
So next time things don’t go your way and you want to kick your positive attitude to the curb, remind yourself that good things happen for those who work HARD and WAiT OuT tHe StOrM. Negative efforts give quick relief but the positive ones give eTerNal haPpineSs.
(This picture was taken from our yard this past spring. We have been blessed to have many breathtaking rainbows from our front porch!)