“One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what’s right and build on that.” – Norman Vincent Peale.
Beginning our days with a positive mental outlook is a great depression chaser. Simply lifting our heads and looking up and out instead of down will make us feel better. Although we can’t spend all our time staring at the sky, we can train ourselves to look for the best in ourselves and others. Even in the middle of difficulty and pain, we have choices. We can choose a gloom and doom attitude and endlessly replay the thoughts that accompany it. Or we can step back and find the one good thing. We may be blinded with pain. The situation may appear hopeless, utterly bleak. But recovery guarantees that we are equal to it that our pain there is at least one good thing. We are masters of our fate. We can change even the most difficult situations with an attitude of hope and positive expectation. Approaching each day with a hopeful heart will give us a different approach to our troubles. Today, help me find the one good thing. Help me to let go of fear and negativity.