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The Bright Side of Things

{By Rachel Leopold}


In a time of darkness, everyone needs to look at the bright side of things. There are always strings that may be tying people down, whether that be emotional hardships, financial issues, relationship problems, or health complications. It is ok to acknowledge those things, to spend a day mourning, to feel worried. But you can’t let these strings hold you back. You need to pick up a pair of scissors, cut them, and stop them from controlling your thoughts. For every step backwards, you should take three steps forward.


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Despite my young age, I have come to the understanding that dwelling on something only wastes time that could be spent being productive. Amid the coronavirus pandemic people feel worried, robbed of something, trapped. All of these are valid feelings. But lets take a second to look at the bright side of things. For many, this is a chance to spend more time with your family. Those little to-do-list items that you never had a chance to get to can now get done. You can read that new book someone told you about or start a new tv series that you and your friend can chat about. You can start writing a book or paint your room a new color or try baking a new treat. There is always a silver lining.


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This doesn’t just apply now; it's an approach that should apply all throughout life, in every little thing that happens. You must look at the glass as half full.


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When I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic, I was furious and felt like the world was punishing me for something. Four years later, I realized that if I could reverse my diagnoses, I would. However, because of it, I met some amazing friends at a diabetic sleep-away camp, became more responsible, and learned to persevere. The world was never punishing me; it was changing me for the better and just adding a bit more spice to my life.


If only everyone could see things this way, there would be less hate, less greed, and less jealousy in this world. During such strenuous times, try to appreciate the small things in life, stop dwelling on the negatives, and do something productive and positive. Whether it be for other people or one’s self, be positive.


With love,

Your Get in Touch! Inc. Family

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