Tuesday at Ten {Someday I will . . . . )

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Today’s Prompt PHRASE is { SOMEDAY I WILL . . . . .  }


Someday I will…

Someday I will beat this terrible negativity that burdens my life and takes the strength out of me. Negativity has been part of my life ever since I can remember.

I did spend some time being positive. I was determined to try and change my life and my thinking. I was amazed at the difference it made in my life at the time. I know how to be perky. I put my perky face and persona on and went out into life and was amazed at the change in my treatment by others and in my thinking.

Do you know you can “hear” a smile on the phone. People react to that positive attitude. I worked in a call center and believe me it wasn’t always easy using my telephone voice with a smile, but I did my best and I had less trouble with customers than my coworkers.

Positivity can make conversations easier. No one wants to hear your list of what’s wrong with you life when they politely ask you how you are. I learned how to ask people how they are in return. It made me realize no one wants to hear my list of woes and cured me of that.

My ex-husband always had to top my list of woes. He would call (not because I wanted him to, but because our grownup adult kids won’t call him or whatever) and always asked me how I was doing and I would list my woes. Then he would have to top my woes. All the time. One day during my positive period he asked me how I was doing and I said, “great and how are you?” He was totally speechless. He didn’t have anything to say since he couldn’t top my list of woes. I didn’t give him any. I was so proud of myself that day.

Then life’s woes starting to get to me and I forgot I was being positive and went back to old Ms. Negativity.

So someday I WILL beat this negativity and make this world a happier place. Even if it is just my small part of it.


15 thoughts on “Tuesday at Ten {Someday I will . . . . )

  1. Mental Mama

    I went through something like that. I got (mostly) through it by making a point of writing down one good thing that had happened every day that did not deal with Josh. I kept it as a running list. At the end of each week I’d look back and it was amazing how many good things really did go on in my life.

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  2. Karrilee Aggett

    Oh praying for you Tessa! You are right – it takes intention and practice, but we really train our thoughts and hearts to looks for the positive and focus on that… and it benefits everyone when we can do that… mostly ourselves! Of course we all forget, or have life happen, and negativity slips back in! He is persistent! But we know what works… what gives life… and we can choose! Great post!

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  3. Karen Beth

    Love this Tessa.. what a great writing on “Someday I will . . . ” I have learned a little more about you and your writing 🙂 thank you for sharing this lovely post … I would say you are in the running for writer of the week 🙂

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  4. toniandrukaitis

    What a blessing that you have this blog to share your feelings. There are soooo many people who feel the same way. I try and use my if to find something fun or positive to share. Not so much for others , but for myself. It has helped immensely. Hang on there.

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