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Staying Positive

April 25, 2020

This won’t be a long post and I’m not going to pretend like I’ve been keeping completely positive and just full of hope all day every day. I mean, I have a lot of kids at home right now and I’m working as much as ever.

A lot of kids

The thing is that despite everything right now, the key is to remain positive. Not rose-colored-glasses-ignore-everything positive, but the kind of positivity that keeps you sane. That’s what I’m going for now. Things are difficult and they often are difficult. That is just a fact of life. Things are especially hard now and yet I feel positive that everything will be okay.

It isn’t easy right now.

How can I be sure things will work out okay? The short answer is that I’m not sure, but I know that I can’t change the future. Borrowing worries from the future has never been overly helpful. What can be controlled is the actions I’m doing now. If I let myself become a ball of stress it helps no one. If I maintain a mostly positive outlook and attitude it serves to lift up myself and others. To me that makes all of the difference in the world.

Staying positive doesn’t mean ignoring the bad. It means retaining hope that things can and will be better.


Mike Goulding © 2020