Some days are tougher than others. And some days are just plain terrible. Bad things do happen to good people and sometimes a lot of bad can happen in one 24-hour period. Sometimes the bad keeps happening for weeks on end. But there is still something good in every day.
Some days it’s harder than others to be thankful for the good. But no matter how terrible your day is, there was likely something good. The good may be that your family was there to support you or it may be as simple as a stranger holding a door open for you. There is good in the world and there was good somewhere during your day. Being able to identify that good, however big or small it may be, can help you to promote a positive attitude in your life. It’s easy to be positive when everything is gum drops and roses. It’s much more of a challenge to do so when everything is storm clouds and empty candy wrappers.
Try it out.
See how you feel. Every day for a week, identify the good in your day. All you need is one thing that was good. That’s it. Just one thing. Either write it down in a journal, put it in a note on your phone, or just silently reflect on the good at the end of your day. Both the Instant Happy Journal: 365 Days of Inspiration, Gratitude, and Joy and The Positivity Kit: Instant Happiness on Every Page are great tools to help you record your good. After one week you’ll realize that there is good in each day.
Focus on the good. There’s too much negativity in the world anyways so you might as well look for the good. And once you start looking, you’ll find mountains and mountains of good.
And eventually you’ll realize that you have the power to be the something good in someone else’s day, even if you are just the stranger who holds the door open for them. Be the good in any way you can.