It often seems as though negativity plasters the walls of our life’s house. We constantly are in the midst of negative headlines, fear, and terror. While much of this is absolutely warranted, due to a plethora of variables, I believe that it is unbelievably incomplete. I believe that this surface-level negativity, is merely a façade to the fruits of true life. In other words- while our walls are splattered with the negative, I wonder, what the foundation of that house is built on? What sustains the structure of this life? My answer is, unquestionably, the positive.
Much of our intake is rooted in the adverse situations of life. Again, this is a very real thing. Terrible things happen, and surprise us. We are startled by evil, by events of tragedy, by sadness. BUT, the flip side of this, is that there are equally as many moments of surprising goodness. Or, at least there is the potential for these moments. These, are the serendipitous times. The unexpected isn’t all bad, but life can go by, and it can be easy to mistake it as such. My belief, is that this comes from a lack of gratitude for the simplicity of our own existence. Once armed with that, we then begin to notice the serendipitous times, just as we now do the adverse.
There is an immense amount of positive, human, beauty that surely exists. It is not that we need to create more positivity in the world, it is that we need to make it louder. We can’t forget, that the marvel of our sheer existence is of a serendipitous nature. It’s truly amazing. If that simple fact is true about the concept of life itself, the negativity that we see is nowhere near as strong, as important, or as necessary as the very foundation of positivity that we have built our home upon. It can’t be.
My aspiration, is to rip out those negatively painted bedrooms, that ugly, pessimistic carpet, and replace them with the work of the optimism, and purposeful productivity. I want to expose the ‘good bones’ of this home, and of this life. I promise, that this act of collaboration is sure to increase the value of our house, and make it a far better place to call home.