Anyone who knows me well knows there has been a lot of not good stuff going on around me. Some of my friends and coworkers have had some really bad things happen. I lost a pet. Things…to put it simply, have been a pretty big bummer.
And I’m not trying to say I haven’t been sad. I’ve been sad a lot lately. I have been very worried about some people I really care about. I have cried far too much. But when it’s all said and done I don’t choose to dwell. I choose to move on. I choose to look at the bright side. This isn’t about not feeling pain and pushing it aside…it’s about walking right through the pain, and feeling it while you’re in it because you know that there is something on the other side.
I have some friends who call me a Pollyanna and it’s a title that I embrace. I want to be someone who looks on the bright side of things. I want to look for light instead of dark. Sometimes that is easier than others. Sometimes it’s almost impossible. But there is always a bright side. There’s always a silver lining. Occasionally we need a friend to point it out to us. Sometimes we are the friend who points it out to someone else. But it’s important to me to try to remember this. Even when things are not so great.
I’m going to play the Glad Game. “When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will.” I choose to look for the good. And I’m surely going to find it.