A Wonderful Life Message: Positives in Negatives

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A young woman was sitting at her dining table, worried about taxes to be paid, housework to be done and to top it all, her extended family was coming over for festival lunch the next day. She was feeling miserable and not knowing what to do. At this moment she was not feeling very thankful as she was very nervous.  As she turned her gaze sideways, she noticed her young daughter scribbling furiously into her notebook.

She asked her, “What are doing in your notebook.” The daughter said, “My teacher asked us to write a paragraph on “Negative Thanksgiving” for homework today. She asked us to write down things that we are thankful for, things that make us feel not so good in the beginning, but turn out to be good after all.”  With curiosity, the mother peeked into the book. This is what her daughter wrote:

“-I’m thankful for the bad-tasting medicine, because it helps me feel better.

I’m thankful for waking up to the rays of the sun, because it means I’m still alive.

I’m thankful for doing my homework after school, because it will help me to pass my class.

It then dawned on the mother, that she had a lot of things to be thankful for. She thought again to herself that she had to pay taxes but that meant she was fortunate to be employed.

She had housework to do but that meant she had a shelter to live in.  She had to cook for her many family members for lunch but that meant she had a family with whom she could celebrate and be joyous.

The moral here is we generally complain about the negative things in life but we fail to look at the positive side of it.  What is the positive in your negatives? Look at the better part of life today and make your everyday a great day. Life is about being happy and taking everything as it comes. Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.

Be Happy and Blessed Always.

93 thoughts on “A Wonderful Life Message: Positives in Negatives

  1. Great story and great moral Kamal.. Everything in our life has its bright side and its dark side.. we have to be optimistic and look on the bright side in order to value the blessings we are granted and gifted by God.. this is healthy for our mental health 🌷🌹🌺

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    1. True and absolutely agree with your valuable feedback, Sohair. We have to be totally satisfied and contented with whatever our God has given us. There are so many who have not got anything yet they are happy. We have to always look towards the positive side of everything. Thank you so much dear.

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  2. The post reminds me of my catchphrase” Beautiful, Blessed Nightmare” -“Beautiful” means I see the vision; I just needed to stay the course. “Blessed” God, has never failed me. “Nightmare” is the moment I forget God has not failed me, but fall into negative thinking

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  3. Kamal, a great story and how true that we mustn’t forget to look at the other side of the complaint. I have used exactly these words to my husband if he moaned about work, shopping etc … we are lucky to be able to buy what we need, to live in the warmth and comfort of a lovely home! Your posts are always thought-provoking and uplifting, reminding us to see the positives in life.

    Annika xx

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    1. Yes Annika we are very lucky and have been given everything by the grace of God but yet we grumble and complain. This story is an eye opener and the daughter’s pointers changed the mother who then started seeing positives in her negatives too and all was great in the end. Thanks so much dear for your valuable feedback.

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  4. This is absolutely priceless, Kamal! It is a choice to find gratitude for those things in life that are a blessing, even in those times of stress. The more we practice gratitude the more natural it becomes to do. Just loved this post!! Thank you so much! xo

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  5. I love this. After studying the law of attraction, I learned to do this and it’s now a habit. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not always positive and it usually takes me some time to work some big negative into a positive – sometimes I don’t even get it until the ‘negative’ event has passed. But I’ve learned that most things, even when they seem really bad, are happening for some benefit. The minute something ‘bad’ happens, I ask myself what is the blessing in it? Sometimes I don’t know the answer, but at some point the answer comes.


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