Positive Pause – 23rd November 2015 – Turning Tragedy Positive

focus on the goodWhy does it often take a tragedy for people to do what they really want to do?

This week, consider anyone you know who has faced a terrible tragedy in their lives; a bereavement, serious illness, the loss of a home or one of the struggles that many of us face.  You may even have had a recent trauma yourself and are trying now to cope with the everyday business of getting on with your life.
People who lose a loved one, for example a spouse or parent, often decide that they wish to start to focus on the areas of life that make them happy.  They are no longer content to settle for a life that disappoints them or to spend time with people who drain their energy.  We can learn something from those who do not just survive a tragedy but overcome it and thrive. Take a moment to identify what you value in your life, what activities you enjoy. Ask yourself, who fills you with positive energy? Turn your attention towards these things more and more rather than waiting for a tragedy to remind you of what is important in life. Turning tragedy positive.