Being the realist I am, much I say is often taken as negativity.
It’s not fair.
I’m not that way.
Oh, sure, even my dad told me once that I was always able to find “room for improvement in a situation”, but that doesn’t make me Debbie Downer.
But, having it pointed out to me that I can be misunderstood – as I’m sure that’s all it is – I’ve decided to look at things differently.
Many of by bloggerish friends from the plethora of bloggery groups I social media with opt for a “word of the year” or theme or some such thing.
This year, I decided to join them.
But, as a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, I’ve decided to look for the silver lining in every situation.
It won’t be easy, I generally embrace change by holding it firmly around the throat until it loses consciousness.
But, I’m gonna’ try.
I’ll look for ways a change or situation can positively impact my life. I’ll try to by that bull that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, quadruple bypass aside.
I’ll look for what I can learn, for what it gives me, for what it adds to my life.
I’ll look for the silver lining, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll find it.
I’ll let you know how that goes.