Today, I challenge everyone to look not at the negatives of their individual lives, but rather focus on a positive.
It is virtually impossible not to find one good thing in even the most challenging of situations. I keep thinking about a Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital radio telethon on a local station, last year. It was impossible not to detect thankfulness in parents’ voices for the care their child had received while at St. Jude. For those who do not know, this is a hospital that treats children with life threatening diseases and never, I repeat NEVER, turns away a child whose family is unable to afford the cost of the treatment. It is one of my personal favorite organizations for many reasons. But what hit me particularly hard was a parent, on air, who was saying that each and everytime they bring their young daughter there for Chemotherapy, when the treatment is over… she wants to stay and play… “because they are so nice there.” The child may or may not survive her ordeal, but both she and the parents seem to get that there is always a positive in even the toughest of circumstances. I admire them.
Look at your own life. Find the celebration. Sue