Sunny Side Up
What if - just for a day - we looked at the sunny side of everything? When times are tough, positivity can be a challenge. Positivity is built in small steps. A statement like, "we are not a strong system" becomes "we are taking positive steps to become stronger." (Then we cite examples.) "I am not well" is transformed into "I am doing positive things to feel better." (Then we give examples.) In both cases, the first statement does not allow the possibility for improvement; the second statement opens the door to possibility and, with examples, it begins to feel different. It is a subtle difference between door closed shut and door allowing for a little light to slip in. Read the blog with the full text of "The Optimist Creed": Building Hope and Optimism.