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Just wanted to share this with someone who may be listening.

Everyday, something traumatic is happening in the world. Whether it be in our careers, our personal lives, in society; there is always something that is captured in social media, in the news or right in front of you that jarrs your emotions and sends you into a spiral. Everyone has a trigger. In my job (social work) I deal in traumatic situations daily. I deal with issues that can break a family apart, break them down, or completely destroy them; and sometimes, I am relied upon heavily to help people put the pieces back together.  I’m sure on more than one occasion, there are many of us who have felt this same way. It is a grave task, and sometimes just too much to bear.

Do you tend to forget to stop and smell the roses?  Or do you get so bogged down with the unhappy parts of life that you forget to counter-attack that negativity with things you love.

I find myself forgetting to do this often, and I am not afraid to admit it.  I am human, and I have flaws; one of them is falling into the “Negative Nancy” trap at times.  I know sometimes I just want to have a bad day.  I want to wallow in my misery and be upset about where I am in my life and dream about what I want and be mad about why I can’t have it right now.  Everybody does it sometimes, and if you don’t, I need your secret!  But, on other days, I try to remember to make an effort to count every blessing.