Positivity No Negativity Challenge
Day 39 of 84
I’m off to my last craft show of the season this morning. Frankly, with other things on my plate these days, I haven’t been able to muster up the usual enthusiasm for getting out there with my wares once again. As I reluctantly packed up the car yesterday, I was feeling negative. I just wanted to sit in my chair and read or zone out. I think that the stresses of the past few weeks are finally catching up on me.
And I thought that maybe this wasn’t a great time to do a no negativity challenge. But wait! When is a good time?
I rationalized out loud with Dave later as we drove into town for a few errands. Doing a no negativity challenge is easy when life is great, no one is sick, the sun is shining and everyone is smiling. It’s not so easy when there are hardships, stressors and things are not going our way. It’s difficult when faced with problems that have no immediate resolution.
I guess that is why it is a challenge.
Actually, just because I am doing this challenge, I have been handling a lot of those stressors much better than I would have in the past. It is making me conscious of my thoughts and words pretty much all the time now, and I have noticed my disposition has improved. I am more positive. I think that some of it has rubbed off on certain people around me.
That’s the goal, right?
I wanted to do this challenge in the first place in order to get the negativity out and to realize that I am not my problems.
I’m reminded of that line I love from the movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel:
“Everything will be all right in the end… and if it’s not all right, then it’s not yet the end.”
And this one:
“Nothing here has worked out quite as I expected. Most things don’t. But sometimes what happens instead is the good stuff.”
Have a positive Saturday!
Today I am grateful for:
1. A warm duvet blanket
2. A delightful craft show to attend this morning
3. Two days of no sugar!
4. My husband
5. The support I’ve received since starting this challenge