I always admire people who notice the silver lining. Sometimes I am the person who notices it, but other times I can’t help but focus on the darkness of the cloud and I end up spending way too much time on what will happen if that cloud should burst! At that time it seems so hard to find joy in day to day life.
It’s so easy to go down that negative train of thought and often it is needless.
Positive energy is also infectious, so I try to train my brain to look for a positive which helps me stay cool, calm and collected.
Here are a few ways I do just that:
I was super excited when my first book from our newly formed Book Club arrived last month and I really didn’t expect the emotional roller-coaster which would come from reading this first book.
The book couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s a memoir by Photographer, Blogger and writer Kelle Hampton who shares her experience of giving birth to her second child, a gorgeous little girl who was born with Down Syndrome. The Down Syndrome diagnosis was only discovered after the birth and in the first few chapters, Kelle vividly describes those first few days of how she came to terms with it. Definitely a big pill to swallow, but the support from her friends and family who surrounded her really got her through that trying time.