Day 10 – Gratitude Can Turn a Negative Into a Positive

Our reaction to a situation literally has the power to change the situation itself. 

I was on my lunch break when my dashboard started blinking the dreaded sign that indicates I had a flat tire. When I pulled over to the side of the road a wave of emotions passed though me in the blink of an eye.

– I can’t believe this is my third flat tire in 4 weeks!

– I have a meeting in 20 minutes… I don’t have time for this AGAIN

– I’m going to have a nervous breakdown. This is ridiculous.

It’s amazing how you can be “going” through your day and then something stops you dead in your tracks and you must change course. I was completely overwhelmed with yet another flat tire but instead of letting it ruin my entire day, I decided to go on a shopping spree.

Kelly Shopping Spree

I bought a new jacket, some jeans, work-out clothes and a new necklace (ok maybe a few other things). I literally hate shopping because I can’t stop once I start but it got me out of my funk and turned a negative into a positive.

Tiffany Box

Now I have a funny story about my third flat tire in four weeks!

So the next time you have something negative happen try to to find a positive way to react to it. Check out this awesome chart I found on Pinterest on 20 ways you can turn a negative into a positive.

20 ways to turn negative into positive

Gratitude Prompts

Have you had anything negative happen this year that you were able to turn positive?

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Day 1 – Be Thankful for What You Don’t Have

Day 2 – Be Thankful for Lacking Knowledge

Day 3 – Be Thankful for Difficult Times 

Day 4 – Be Thankful for your Limitations

Day 5 – Be Thankful for Each New Challenge

Day 6 – Be Thankful for Your Mistakes 

Day 7 – Be Thankful When You Are Tired & Weary

Day 8 –  101 Things I’m Grateful For 

Day 9 – Be Thankful For The Setbacks