Have you found yourself facing one challenging situation after another, posing a threat to your happiness, hopefulness, and peace of mind? Would you like to find another way to deal with those challenging situations? If so, let Johanna in the following story be your guide.
I Can’t Wait To See What Good Comes Out of This Situation
Johanna woke up one morning feeling very sad because she and her boyfriend had broken up the night before. She somehow knew that he was not “right” for her, but she had been unable to end their relationship. She had also been told a week ago that her company was downsizing and, as a result, she would be laid off. As she was lying in her bed pondering the situation, her eyes fell on a framed cross-stitch piece that her deceased mother had made for her.
The piece quoted her mother’s favorite saying, “I can’t wait to see what good will come out of this situation.” Johanna’s mother was very wise and lived her short life in peace and contentment. Johanna found immediate comfort in the quotation, knowing that the words held power that could change a negative attitude into a positive one. She allowed the saying to permeate her mind as she rose and prepared for her day.
Johanna’s day was to get more challenging. Her car would not start and she was going to be late for a job interview. As she stood staring helplessly at her “dead” car, the words again come to her… “I can’t wait to see what good is going to come out of this situation.”
As she was contemplating what she was going to do, she was approached by her next door neighbor, a very kind (and single) gentleman who offered her assistance. She accepted a ride from this man who she knew only by sight and to whom she had never spoken. As he was driving her to her appointment, she explained her job situation and the need to find another position. It happened that his company was looking for someone with her skills and background. Johanna interviewed with his company, and she accepted a position in her “dream job.” She also entered into a very meaningful relationship with her “rescuer.”
As Johanna was contemplating her good luck in finding a job and a relationship, she realized that she had been open and receptive to the good that would come out of the unfortunate situations in which she found herself. She learned the power of those words, “I can’t wait to see what good is coming out of this situation.”
It may be difficult to look for the good in those trying or devastating situations in which we may find ourselves. However, if we will take the time to review the wondrous events in our lives, we may find that many of them had their roots in adverse situations. In fact, if it were not for those challenging events, we may not have been the recipients of the good fortune that we received as a result of the adversity.
Affirmation for the Week
“I look for the good in every challenging situation that occurs to me this week. I change my life by changing my thinking about challenging events. I claim the good, knowing that it will come to me.”
Have a “good looking” week!
Mary “Motivator” Rau-Foster