There's always more than one way to look at a situation....
But, sometimes it seems that things are going against you. It could be rejection letters, it could be your WIP has hit the wall, it could be your basement flooded twice and your favorite pet died. (For those of you who are new to my blog...I had a not so much fun summer...) But, look at my lovely basement now! It is clutter free and completely repaired! We took the summer "fun" as an opportunity to simplify our lives....
I began in the basement, but soon moved to the kitchen, the garage , the guest bedrooms, my daughter's room (with her help of course), our room, including the closet, and I began The Great Declutter Movement. In fact, we aren't done. We've only just begun! My husband was so inspired by the basement flooding that he built a wonderful set of shelves in the storage room and plans on building two more! We are going to completely empty one of our guest rooms and I am going to have my OWN room to be creative in. (I'm beside myself with excitement!) I don't know how many truck loads of goodies I'll be donating to St Vincent DePaul's Thrift Shop, but I feel really good about it...
Flooded Basement Twists Into A Positive:
*Helped out a worthy charity
*Did a project with my brilliant hubby
*Spent more time with daughter (because she couldn't go in the basement to watch TV all summer...)
*Basement repainted and reorganized
*The whole house is getting decluttered
*I'm getting my OWN ROOM (my first one since I was 17)!!!!!!!!
So, when you are struggling with a rejection or a negative in your life, twist it and into a positive....
Please feel free to share a time you have twisted a negative into a positive or if you are struggling with one right now maybe we can help you find a twist on the situation (My disclaimer: I am not, nor have ever been a medical doctor so I'm not promising anything, I'm just sayin' I'd like to listen and help if I can. I usually reply to your comments via email, so if you don't have your blogger set up showing your email I can't reply to you personally.)
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