Bringing the Positive out of Hiding

I saw this the other day and jotted it down not knowing why until now.

“At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad.  All you have to do is look hard enough, and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may be the first steps of a journey.” ~Lemony Snicket

Let’s face it, life happens and sometimes it’s hard to dig deep enough to find the positive – even for me.  When we take the risk to open our heart to another we also take the risk of heartache when life happens and things don’t go as you wished.  At those times it can be so difficult to remember that there is more good than bad in your life and the world.  When we get hurt it seems a natural defense to lash out at the person that hurt you, it makes you feel better.  BUT…

What if you look at this hurt as the first step of a new journey?  What if the Universe is trying to tell you that there is something better for you?  And what if you learn a lesson from it all that makes your life a little bit better?

I’m not going to sugar coat things and say it’ll be easy because I know from experience that matters of the heart never are.  We will react and say things we shouldn’t because we are hurt.  Go ahead and cry, yell, break plates – yes break plates, it works for me every time!  Feel what you feel because it’s yours.  And when you have gotten all that negative out, take a deep breath and smile.  Smile because it will do two things:  (1) Force your body to feel happy  (2) Give you the boost you need to begin to get over it and begin your next journey.

When life hands you the not so good turn it around and find the positive in it.  Remember that you are not alone in your heartache and we all experience similar things.  Feel what you feel and use that to move toward the happy things you want.

Have a beautiful day! ~Pamela

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