Life is a journey, a journey that is sometimes characterized by traffic of hardships. There are times along the journey when you are going to encounter a tsunami of challenges, a tornado of depression, a hurricane of disappointments and a thunderstorm of pain and tears. It is during this time that you have a choice of either surrendering by magnifying your problems or picturing before you the light that is shining at the end of the tunnel.
What you need to know is that tough times don’t last, only positive tough minded people do. Positive people know that their problems have an expiry date and that for every painful winter, there is an invisible and enjoyable summer.
Positive people know there is a ministry in their misery, a step ladder of promotion in the midst of struggles, a rainbow of joy at the end of a painful storm of tears, a textbook of experience in the middle of tests, an applause and appreciation at the end of a tunnel of rejection and an island of fulfillment at the end of a roaring sea of frustration and discouragement.
Therefore, wipe your tears, raise up your chin and limp forward. Wave bye-bye to your painful past and start beckoning your exciting future that is pregnant with possibilities. There is still more to life than what you have seen, the future looks bigger and better than the past.
Sy Tshabalala, Being Positive in a Negative World: Doughnuts of inspiration.