Life isn’t perfect, but everything that happens has a purpose. There is always a good side. You may not see it right away, it may be hard to see, it might be very small, but it’s there. Here’s a couple examples:
It was a normal day at work – or so I thought. There was a last minute company meeting scheduled. I thought nothing of it…it happens. We get to the meeting and find out there’s going to be some cuts, specifically in the department I worked in. I was horrified at first, but calmed myself down. I did the work that was expected of me, plus more. I would be fine.
Then, I got the dreaded invite to another meeting. I was let go.
At first, it was hard to take in. I kept thinking what did I do to deserve this…why me…how is this possible? After a couple of days, I realized that I’m not going to blame myself for this. It was out of my control. Instead, I used it as fuel. Fuel to move on to something better.
In that time, I could’ve blamed the world. Taken a job that wasn’t what I wanted to do, but paid the bills. I could have just given up. However, I saw the good side. The opportunities were open. This gave me the chance to move on to bigger and better things.
It did. After six months of searching, I found a new job. A better job.
I learned a lot from that experience and appreciate it.
We all remember 9/11. If you don’t, look it up. We must never forget. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was in school and heard what was going on. None of my teachers turned on the TV, some classrooms did. My tennis practice was cancelled after school. When I got home and watched the news, I was shocked.
What’s the good that came out of that day?
- It brought us closer as a nation.
- It brought families together.
- It helped people connect with their religions more.
- It made us be more safe. Yes, it can be annoying at times, but we’re more careful about things now.
- We grew a new appreciation for police, fire fighters, etc.
I know these are just two short examples, but it proves my point. There’s a good side to everything. It’s just matter of finding it.