There are times in your life when nothing seems to go right. It’s a sure bet that most people have those days, some more frequently than others. You have to wonder why there are some people that never seem to have those days.
Even when circumstances seem rather grim, they are smiling and saying that life is good. How can that be? How is it that what you consider to be the worst of circumstances can still leave someone smiling? It isn’t a big secret. You can learn from those people and improve your life.
The people of Alabama are resilient. That’s a fact that has been proven through the years. But when you have those bad days, there is something you can do to make things better. You can do what others are doing to get through the tough economic times that you are facing now. It isn’t always what you have in material possessions that determine your wealth, but what you have in your thoughts and actions that matter.
Those people that are smiling through adversity are the ones that have developed a positive attitude. Instead of saying, “I can’t,” they say “I will.” They are the ones that see the benefit in situations where others see only the pitfalls. They learn from the problems they face and find solutions.
If you follow their example, you could find a smile through your adversity, too. It is not the events in your life that determine your direction, but your attitude and reaction to events that affect your life. You have heard people say “Brush it off….” Sometimes, that is what needs to be done. Learn from mistakes and adverse events in order to move forward in your life.
Being continually focused on the negative aspects of a situation will mean that it is exactly what you will find. Conversely, if you look for the positive points in a situation you can learn from it, and develop that “I can and I will” attitude that will get you through your tough times.
By maintaining a positive attitude you can push through the adversity that life brings. Take an example from the many people that have survived through major events in history that should have destroyed them. They managed to survive because of their positive attitudes, perseverance, and planning. They found all that was right, and not what was wrong.
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