I am one person who will always come up with something positive even when the situation itself is negative and nothing good is happening around me. I always think – ‘it could have been worse, but thank God it wasn’t’. There have been situations in my life when people around me who are my well-wishers have tried to sympathize or console me by saying ‘oh this must be difficult for you’ or ‘don’t worry this shall pass too’, and I always reply by saying ‘oh, I am not worried about this.. since there is only so much that I can do to change or control the situation, hence I just accept the situation as it is and keep enjoying my life!’ Nothing has ever stopped me from laughing or thinking positive.
For instance – I missed my morning 7:30 shuttle the other day. Because of which I was going to be 30 minutes late to work as the next shuttle leaves at 8 am. Then I thought maybe this is good, since now I can sit and enjoy my breakfast properly instead of eating it on my way to work (usually in the shuttle or while traveling in metro).
Another instance could be my new office location – its right in the middle of downtown hence car parking is a big pain specially during mornings, so I travel by metro and then walk to office. I was so used to driving my car to work but then I thought may be its for the better, since anyways a desk job of 8 hours wasn’t doing any good to my waist and back. At least now I get to walk daily and stay active this way. I love my job even more! 🙂
I think I get this trait of positivity from my mother. She has always faced tragedies and difficulties in her life with a smiling face. Even today she comes up with something good from every situation! Thank you mom for passing this on to me. I really enjoy living this life gifted by you! 🙂
Moral of the story – Happiness is in you. It’s the ‘way’ you think! 😉