Happy Friday, We hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Keep Your Head Up

When things are going well in our lives it is relatively easy to keep a positive attitude. When you are going through a difficult situation positive thinking can feel almost impossible. We all have been through hard times, whether it’s losing a job, losing a loved one, or other troubling events, in difficult times we tend to let fear, depression, and self-pity be our guiding factors in the situation. But how does this help the situation? The answer is it doesn’t.

When we have a non-positive attitude:

  • Our focus is on what we do not want
  • We end up attracting more problems
  • We tend to be more stressed
  • We feel powerless and without control
  • We have little to no motivation
  • We feel sad, afraid and even angry

No matter what you are dealing with in life there is always a way out. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. It may be hard, but staying positive in a difficult situation is one of the largest factors on how something will play out.

While it is not easy to do, we need to keep our heads up and stay optimistic. Problems in life don’t have to weigh us down. We have what it takes to get through them. Stay focused on the end result, do what you have to get there. Don’t forget to take some time for you, and unwind with something fun. There are many types of cheap or free entertainment, don’t let money problems stop you. If you like shopping, studies have shown that window shopping can give the same satisfaction as actual shopping can. If you like movies try renting one for a day or borrow your local library. Remember what really matters in life, talk with family and friends. As silly as it sounds give yourself pep-talks “I can do this!” or as my wife always says “It’s gonna be okay!”

Push forward, though you are in darkness now, the light is on the horizon.

“The quickest way for anyone to reach the sun and the light of day is not to run west, chasing after the setting sun, but to head east, plunging into the darkness until one comes to the sunrise.” -Gerald L. Sittser


-Adam Fortna