We All Have the Super Power to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive One
We are not in control of everything, and life would be boring if we were. Stop worrying and stressing about things you can’t control and focus on what you are in control of. I’ll let you in on a secret; BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO ME EVERYDAY!!!! Only me, the people close to me, and my private journal know all the bad situations that arise daily. I learned not to fight it, accept it, and my backup plan is to always, no matter what, always be close to something, and usually many things, of importance and value that can “save” me from negative stress and move on to something positive and joyful.
In my previous post I discussed how one of my favourite shirts got ruined on my train ride today. I am lucky enough to keep spare clothes in and around town, but this “black mark” had me rearrange my schedule and come home earlier than planned.
Turn it around. Instead of coming home and complaining, and explaining what happened, why not pick up some traditional desserts and sweets to share with the family while I explain my funny story. My family wasn’t shocked at me bringing home food, I hardly every come home empty handed. They were more shocked I didn’t just go buy another similar Lacoste shirt. I will do that, but this past weekend was busy for everyone, and our planned baking session didn’t happen. Again, turn it around, if you can’t make it, go to your neighbourhood friendly baker and pastry maker and support them, and come home and put a smile on everyone’s faces.
We all have the superpower to be happy, loving, and although bad things will happen, we don’t have to let in control us for long. Learn this “superpower” = TURN IT AROUND 😊
(It is getting cold here in Canada, and the luxury of taking my 97-year-old grandmother outside for fresh air is slowly coming to an end. I’m doing my best to be available to give her some time outside, and enjoy some sweets behind everyone’s back 😉 . It’s no magic pill from the Dr. The magic happens when you are in control, when you know what is valuable, and you let nothing come between you and what matters in life.
Oh, and your “family “and “friends”, go visit them face to face instead of being a low valued person that sends valueless digital messages. Bring something, buy it or make it. Spending time with loved ones is the most powerful magic pill 😊
Coach George Tsanis