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What Do You See?

Hello Everyone!

Today, I have a story to share with you and I am hoping that it will put a sunshine on your day. πŸ™‚

One time, Elsa and Ana are talking over lunch. Ana is venting out her frustrations to her friend saying that nothing is going right in her life. Everything is wrong…everything is horrible and terrible.

Elsa, trying to counsel and make her friend realize that her life is not at all that bad, brought out a piece of paper and a pen. She asked Ana to divide the paper and write all the bad things on the left side, and on the right side, she should write all the good things.

Ana: Oh I’m pretty sure that I will have longer list on the left side.

Elsa: Okay, well…we’ll see about that. Let’s start… How about you write on the bad things- “my husband is cheating on me.”

Ana: No way! I am 200% sure that my husband is loyal and faithful to me. He comes right home after work, we date every Saturday, and he spends time with our children whenever he’s available.

Elsa: Alright, I guess that’s a good thing then. So we can write that on the right side of the paper. Next one, write on the bad things- “My children are on drugs.”

Ana: That is sooo not true! My children do not even drink or smoke. They are very serious with their studies and they have cool but decent set of friends.

Elsa: Β Another good thing then, I supposed. How about you write there- ” I am terminally ill and I’m dying weeks from now.”

Ana: I do not have a terminal disease, and I supposed will never have. I practice healthy living.

Elsa: Ok, how about…”I don’t have any friends”,or “I’m bankrupt,” or “I don’t have a job”, or “My house is being foreclosed” or “I can’t buy my family food.”. or “My children hates me”, “My in-laws don’t like me”, “My dog don’t like me”…

Realizing what her friend is trying to do, tears rolled down Ana’s eyes and she hugged Elsa and whispered “Thank you.”

My friends, if you’re having a bad mood, or bad day or bad week… shift your focus. Get yourself out of that box of negatives and look out for the things that are going right in your life. You will see that life ain’t that bad at all!


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31 thoughts on “What Do You See?

  1. True. There are so many things in life that we’re not aware that we have πŸ™‚ Many of these are sufficient enough to fill in our ’emptiness’.
    Thank you for sharing your heart, Nina!

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    1. Thank you Hugh! I’m glad you came to visit. I wanted to participate on your contest (and I researched Google & your blog- believe me!) but I could not find your story of the Easter Bunny anymore! 😦 Anyways, I will be happy for whoever wins! πŸ™‚

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      1. Hi, Nina. When I published my book, I removed all the short stories in it from my blog because they’d all been rewritten and many had mistakes in them. Just goes to show that hiring an editor is a very good choice when publishing your first book.

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  2. Great reminder Nina. Shifting the focus, that’s what I’ve just done to get myself out of a slump. How quickly we can go to that place but we always have the ability to get out of it too. It’s our choice in the end. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Miriam! I always try to remind myself to look for what’s going right when I feel overwhelmed or really stressed about the things that are not exactly going the way I expected…and and I think I’m getting better at this skill little by little. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Anastasia! And you’re absolutely right. Perhaps that is why it’s important to choose the people you hang out with also- make sure that they don’t drag you along with their negativity. 😊

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