I’ve been asked how I find the good in negative events. Well, sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s a huge challenge, but eventually I get there. I thought I would write my thought process on a minor negative event in my life – hey, I’m not going out there to look for a major one to write about.
The temperature is in the mid-90s where I live and summer is nearly a month away. I do not want to think about the coming summer’s temperature. Wait I’m already off topic.
I found out the other day that my car’s air conditioner isn’t up to the job of even pretending it’s going to keep me cool. It was mid-afternoon, the temperature is 94 degrees and it probably will get higher before the day is over. I needed to go somewhere that is a 15 minute drive away. Okay, I’m the queen of finding the good in everything. What’s the good in this?
Hmmm. I have a nice pink glow happening here and I really look good in pink. Okay, I’m laughing at myself now; I’m on the right track. What else? I’m sweating off at least a pound or two as I drive from here to there and back again. Sweat releases toxins from the body so I’m going to be really healthy by the end of the day.
That’s not quite enough what else can I think of? I have a working car that’s beautiful – red. My car works, so I don’t have to walk or bum a ride. It’s okay I don’t have the money to fix the air conditioner, because all the Saturn dealerships are closed so there is nowhere to take my car to get it fixed. I’m counting that as a plus.
Let’s see what else? The humidity is high enough to cause me to have breathing issues, but I have a car to take me to the medical clinic when I need to go. The folks at the medical clinic are wonderful and seem to be happy to see me. Then there is the bonus they know what they are doing and they care.
What bonuses can I find about the weather? There is a possibility that I will be able to grow my own tropical fruit trees if the climate stays this warm each year. I’m thinking mango trees to grow with peach trees to make my favorite blended juice. I had to stop and find out if mangoes grow on trees. I’m thankful for the internet – I got an instant answer “Yes, mangoes grow on trees.”
By the time I got to the medical clinic I was hyperventilating, so before my butt got comfortable in the waiting room chair, I was called back. See, they care about me here. I scared the receptionist and she got the medical staff busy.
I should tell you that this is the place where I was given a prescription for a wheelchair nearly two years ago. Everyone there is excited to see me walking. Let me stop and tell you that I was having trouble breathing, because of allergies – so nothing really serious going on. A couple of prescriptions and I was good to go. I got to talking to update them on my life, basically bragging about myself. I showed the nurse my new Reiki business card. She said she would keep it so she could recommend me to her patients. So I dug out of my purse all the business cards I had and gave them to her. Do I really need to explain the great positive there?
So that’s how I think. This is how I get from being in a negative moment to being a living breathing positive force for good. I think it would work for anyone. Do you?
Life is good! God is great! All is right in my world!