Keep on the sunny side

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about blessings coming from trials. Some conversations I have had with coworkers in the past few days have given me a lot to think about.  It seems that there are so many people I know going through difficulties right now. This is just a random list of things that have been going through my mind lately as I’ve tried to dwell on more positive things.

  • Trials make your faith stronger.
  • Trials make you a stronger person in general.
  • Things that seem impossible become possible.
  • Trials can bring you closer to your family and loved ones.
  • Trials can open up doors and give you new opportunities.
  • Difficulties can help you help others going through similar difficulties in the future.
There are also specific good things that are coming out of our situation. Back on April 27, I would have not have said that a devastating tornado could ever be a good thing. I still wish it hadn’t happened, but I’ve accepted that it did. I can now see the good things that came and are still coming along with all the bad. Some blessings from our trials:
  • My prayer life (which was lacking) has gotten a lot stronger.
  • Our marriage has grown stronger. We have learned to rely on one another and make hard decisions together.
  • We now know how to deal with insurance companies, contractors, and mortgage companies.
  • I have thought more about other people and their struggles instead of being as self-centered.
  • We have seen once again how loved we are.
  • I have done some self-reflecting and figured out what I really want to accomplish and be.
  • I have (sorta) learned to let little things go.
  • We got to pick out new paint colors and add some things to the house we wanted to add soon anyway.
  • Once we are back in the house, we can open our home to others and be more hospitable.

Please  help me add to this list. I hope it will give someone a more positive view. After all, “It will help you every day. It will brighten all the way, If you keep on the sunny side of life”

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4 thoughts on “Keep on the sunny side

  1. This is a really lovely post with beautiful sentiments. I’m trying to practice this kind of thinking in my life right now, and it’s perfect timing to come across your thoughts on this. It’s so positive and life affirming that you’re able to start seeing the good things coming from this situation. :)

    • I am so glad this post helped you :) Reading your comment made my morning. I hope you are able to continue to find positive and happy things in your days this week. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts!

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