The Good, Bad & Ugly – How do you handle life’s curveballs?

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Everything that happens in our lives has either a positive or a negative connotation to it. However, it is all based on how you view it. Is the glass half empty or half full? How do you view the content in your life?

I’m sure most of you have heard these quotes: “Out of sight, out of mind” “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”.
Notice how these two quotes are opposing and almost contradicting of one another? It is all about perspective. How do you want to look at the things that happen in your life? The obvious and best solution is to be more optimistic and positive about how you view things. Everything happens for a reason, not by chance. Although it’s easy to fall in the negative trap, it’s not going to benefit you in the long run.
When life knocks you down during trials and tribulations, stop for a moment. Look at it as a whole before you get caught up in emotions. Have you realized after enough time passed from a rough situation, you were able to view it different? This is from not being consumed by your feelings. You will understand it from different viewpoints when you “step out” of the situation. 
When life knocks you down, take a moment to calm down and be more aware of the actual situation. As I mentioned above with “stepping out”, focus on taking yourself out of the situation to become the outsider. Look into the box and see what is transpiring. When you can see things from a different view, you tend be more constructive and make better choices.
There may be moments in your life when you notice when it rains, it pours, or it becomes the “domino effect”. One crummy thing after the next. This can become overwhelming. You may question yourself over and over about it all. Yeah, I know the feeling. I’ve been there too. It’s discouraging. Yet, it’s part of life. It’s part of your journey and process.
You might as well get used to it, because it’s going to continue happening here and there. Since we cannot control the things that happen in our lives, then why not change our attitude? As well as the way we look at these avenues we may view as negative. These particular moments are happening to you, and only you, for a particular reason. They will guide you to the next big challenge in your life. Or lead you to change directions so you meet a particular person. It can be anything!
Have you ever been in a negative trap before, when months or years later, you realized you are where you belong? You wouldn’t have met a special person if that instance never occurred. Or you wouldn’t have moved to another city for that particular job. These things you may have viewed as negative at one point, turned out to be positive. They were part of your life’s direction. How about instead of looking at the glass half empty, look at it full? See it for what it is, acknowledge the feelings you have, but move on and don’t let it bring you down. Realize it’s part of your process and will work itself out how it’s meant to be on your journey.
Get excited! It could lead you to a random gas station in the middle of nowhere – Where you end up purchasing a winning lottery ticket! Who knows?! Happy living!
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About Elizabeth Cunningham 85 Articles
Aloha and Welcome! I am Elizabeth Cunningham - the sole creator of Elizabeth Dabbles - I graduated from the University of South Florida where I received my Bachelor of Art's degree in Creative Writing. Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a little, young peanut. I remember sitting by the window on rainy days writing poetry when I was in elementary school. Creativity has been running through my veins for as long as I can remember. I've dabbled in scrapbooking, creating greeting cards, poetry and now sharing my perspectives on life. I mostly blog about my deep thoughts, opinions and other perspectives. Focusing on finding the silver lining in every situation. As well has having a positive outlook on life. Some of my posts can be inspiring to others. My other main interests are Traveling and Fitness/Health. I truly live life to the fullest because, let's face it, life is too short! I hope you stay along for the ride!

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