So sitting down to write this I initially was going to talk about the price of positivity. If I’m having a bad day at work, I’m going to be positive. If I’m having family issues, I’m going to be positive. If my car breaks down, smh I’m going to be positive. On and on and on, but at what cost?
See the other day I posted a picture on Facebook that said “I wear positivity like it’s my favorite brand. What do you wear?” Or… something like that, anyway… I got to thinking like how much is it costing me to have a continuous positive outlook when certain things are going so horribly wrong.
But then a voice told me “what makes you think you pay a price for positivity?” And I’m like, “well…”
But I guess I took too long to answer because then I heard,
“Did you have a positive outlook when that car hit you on the 110 freeway, the car was totaled and you walked away with barely a scratch. Or what about when that car got into your lane on the 405 and you hit the wall and started walking down the side of the freeway unharmed. Or what about when shots were fired and you didn’t get hit by a single bullet. What do you have to be negative about?”
My obvious answer was “well, nothing…”
But here’s the thing. So those of you that know me, know that usually on a scale of 1 to 10 I hang out at a mellow 5. I have a very nonchalant attitude, but a lot of that stems from me coming out of these impossible situations unscathed, knowing that if it wasn’t for the grace of God I wouldn’t even be here! That is what makes me so nonchalant about the little things. I don’t like a change at work… it will be okay. Someone doesn’t like a decision I made… they will be okay lol… whatever happens… it will be okay!
It took me a while to realize that I came out of those situations because God wasn’t finished with me yet, he had other plans for my life…
So again I ask, how much is my brand? Priceless!
So the next time you’re feeling thrown in the mist of negativity, shake it off! In the big scheme of things, what do you really have to be negative about?
Did you wake up this morning? Yes!
So really, what else is there?
And even when things aren’t going your way and everything seems like it’s crumbling around you, I assure you… you will be okay!
But positivity isn’t something that you can turn on and off, like a water faucet. “today I’ll be positive and tomorrow I’ll be negative.” No… it’s more like an outlook, like despite what’s going on, I’m alive, I’m okay, and I know there’s better on the way. Living in the light will help you stay free, and as someone I greatly adore told me the other day, “we have to keep ourselves free to help others become free.” Ephesians 4:31-32 (NLT) says …31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you… and I know sometimes it can be hard, but it takes practice. I read somewhere once that it takes 21 days to form a habit, thinking positive works the same way (I believe), do it enough and it’ll become natural, automatic even…
Finally friends, I leave you with this…
Philippians 4:8 (NLT)
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)