Your Choice

Howdy! I truly hope everyone reading this had an amazing Thanksgiving and got some time with family/friends. I want to talk about something that happened to me over the holiday and I’m very proud of how I handled the situation. And I can honestly say I would not have reacted the way I did if this happened a year ago.

On Thanksgiving day, I lost my wallet that had every important card that I own. It’s safe to say the wallet is long gone and in the hands of someone that clearly thought they needed to keep my wallet and information.  At first, I was upset but before I could truly react to the situation with a true negative response, I stopped myself and told myself, “It could always be worse.” I had a choice in the matter and I choose to be positive! Yes, it’s an annoying process having to cancel and get new cards and a DL, but I’m still alive, breathing, and I got to spend the holiday with my amazing family.

How to get through a negative situation:

  1. Tell yourself it could always be worse
  2. Are you breathing and alive? You’ve got your health! 
  3. Look at what you still have around you and be grateful for what you still have
  4. Try to understand that many others are going through negative situations this very moment and that you’re not alone. 
  5. Pray or put a positive spin on the situation. (I do both)

As we approach Christmas, I think now is a good time to discuss your choices in how you Christmas shop for yourself and family. I’ll never understand why people fight during the holidays for some item that isn’t going to bring real value to one’s life. Sure, a bargain is great and it’s going to save you money, but do you really think it’s necessary to run and push people out of the way for some item? There’s so much bad karma that will follow with those actions and I don’t think it’s worth the risk. Plus, I’d feel like complete crap if I willingly pushed some person out of the way just to grab a TV. There’s nothing wrong with consumerism if that’s what you like, but don’t ruin someone’s day just to make yourself happy. We all need to come together if we want our society to last and grow because being selfish will get us nowhere on this planet. Try giving more to an organization this year or give some of that money to those on the street.  Why is it we are wired to want more? Companies take advantage of this weakness, but as I’ve said before, we all have a choice to make, so make the best one!

Sincerely,

Minimalist of Galveston Isle.

PS: Do something nice for someone today. It might take a second on your part, but it could make their entire day.

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