Accentuate The Positive

There’s an old song that goes, “You’ve got to accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative. And latch on to the affirmative. Don’t mess with Mr. In Between.” I always say that you can have the best day of your life and find things wrong. You can also have the worst day and find gratitude.

I’m not naive. My life isn’t perfect. I have bad days. This week was a crazy week for me. Very eventful in a negative way. I’m also a storyteller. I process my thoughts verbally. I find that when we tell stories to ourselves and others, we need to be careful. It’s easy to skew the story. We all want to be the hero in our own story. With each retelling, we may start to see things differently than how they actually occurred.

Today, I found myself telling a story about all the things that have happened this week. Don’t get me wrong, I was entertaining! I did make sure though, to follow up with the good things that have happened to me this week. The lessons I’ve learned from the bad. The gratitude and joys I experienced.

It’s okay to share your woes. We are humans. We need to feel a connection with those around us. Just make sure that when you are recounting your story, you also accentuate the positive.

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