At one point in my life I was physically and mentally abused by someone I thought had loved me. I was in my early 20’s and clearly remember sitting in the corner of my kitchen crawled up in the fetus position crying for my mom. (By the way, my mother passed away when I was 14) For one brief moment I thought about suicide… I don’t remember anything that happened after that moment, but it took many years to get out of that relationship and it took even longer for me to become the positive person that I am today.
Something must have clicked for me that day I was sobbing on the floor of the kitchen. A spark of positive energy - a glimpse of a brighter future - something told me that this too, shall pass.
Like I said, it took many years to gain this very positive outlook on life that I have now. I now see no other way than to think positive! But believe me, it was quite a journey going from being a person who abused alcohol and drugs, was cynical, and just plain unhappy to being the person that I am today.
I reclaimed my power during my senior year in college when I started keeping a scrapbook of beautiful images that inspired me and wrote down my feelings through poetry. I came to discover the beauty in everything and realized that for every setback, obstacle, or tragedy that happens in our lives, something positive comes from it. I know, it may be hard to actually think something positive will come from a negative situation, but trust me, there’s always a lesson to be learned.
This post is part of the Positive Thinking Day Group Writing Project hosted by Dr. Kirsten Harrell of the Think Positive! Blog. Here are the people I’m tagging to join in on this project: Raymond Salas (ZenChill Power Tools), Rob (Leave the Office), Kim & Jason (Escape Adulthood), Steven Aitchison (Change Your Thoughts), and Bradley Woods (Conceive, Believe, Achieve)
Think Positive and You Will Be Positive