As I sit in Jack Williams Tire Center, I can’t help but think there is often a bright side. Even if that ‘bright side’ is simply the fact that it could be worse. Today I was walking out to my car after paying for my new sign at the new studio. I happened to look at my front tire. Why would I look at my tire? I don’t recall that being something I do. But something (someone) had me look. There was a bulge in my tire. I have never seen this before but suspected it couldn’t be good. It most definitely is not.
So now what? The downside sets in. Not only did I not want to take my son to sit in at a garage for a few hours, I also was not looking forward to paying for a tire right now. Then the fear. I had to drive on the highway to get to the tire place. What if my tire blows out with my son in the car?
Now that I got that out of my system it was time to look at the bright side. I didn’t want to spend the money on the tire, but I at least have it to spend. Does it mean I have to give up something else? Sure does. But at least I have it when others may not be so fortunate. I didn’t want to sit here all day, but at least Jack Williams had the availability to fit me in and were very helpful. I also had the time to do it. Sure, it’s inconvenient, but I got it done. My son and I arrived safely! I saw the bulge early enough where if I hadn’t noticed it so soon we may not have been so lucky.
I didn’t just do this bright side thinking today. Positive thinking is not an easy task, trust me. But it’s something I try to do every day. I absolutely get down, frustrated, angry and vent. I’m human and that’s ok. But I always try to find the bright side somewhere whenever I can. I surround myself with people who can see the bright side. When I just can’t find it, I reach out to them to help me find it. I live a much happier life spending time thinking about all there is to be grateful for rather than burning too much energy on the hiccups. I even paid for someone in the drive thru on my way here just to put some good energy out there. I may have had my bump today, but I had many good fortunes at the same time. So I dare you to find your silver lining when something happens. If you can’t find it, let me know and I will try to help. 🙂
Evan & I at Jack Williams! Now I must go, my van is done!