Which are you?
A glass half-full person?
A glass half-empty person?
I am mostly the latter. From as far back as I can remember. Although, negativity hasn't always been an unsurmountable problem for me. But for twice in my life: Croatia and now.
Our seven years in Croatia shaped me thus. As spectacularly beautiful as the boomerang-hugging-the-sea country is, and, how genuinely accommodating most of her people are, nonetheless negativity erupted from me during the end of these years.
My husband and I and our two daughters moved to post-war Croatia to run our newly built Resort. An early retirement of sorts. Within a year, the Resort was taken from us. As strangers in a strange land, we were left behind square one, trying to fend for ourselves and to make a living, while we literally fought to win back our Resort until the GFC hit.
Our years were fraught with negative experiences which swallowed up the good experiences.
For details of this struggle in negativity, you may wish to check out my book.
Initially, upon our return, resentment set in.
I resented having to leave Croatia, even though it was our choice.
I resented having to pick up teaching once more, even though I once loved it.
I resented the labours in starting anew, even though it was a challenge.
Four years on, negativity has reared its ugly head in a big way. Resentment has given way to negativity for life in general.
Daily, my husband suggests, (and so I ask: Why pay for therapy?):
- a different way of looking at things
- a different, more positive thought to replace the old wearying one
- a different statement to voice aloud that is less negative
Published by: Valdone's Leaf