Encounter Disappointment with Power

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. -Dale Carnegie

So I checked in on my “toxic positivity” fitness gal last week on Thanksgiving, to see how those toxic positivity thought habits were working for her. Let’s just say not well. Here's a link to her profile in case you were wondering. 

She missed the holiday with her family because her tests did not come back in time for her to go see them. Mind you they are both healthy but they wanted to be safe.

The first test result came back as not admissible or something like that. Imagine her disappointment for a moment.

While I feel sorry for her, I see myself in her as well. Everyone is me pushed out ya know.

I see her as an advocate for victims. And when she does this, she loses her power.

You see, years ago, 2007 to be exact I learned I was not going to get my boys for Christmas because my ex had planned a cruise (on my time) and I was going to be all alone.

I quickly learned to let go of the expectations of holiday visits. I guess that is why I now view things like this pandemic totally differently from most.

I started www.kathiesfitblog.com on Christmas Day 2007. I know that because I get my bill every year to renew my address from GoDaddy. And it gives me a pleasant memory of how I overcame and let go of resistance to what is.

It is a reminder to me to not let outside circumstances determine my happiness.

I found out then that was a waste of energy and also a bad thought habit.

You will encounter disappointment this holiday season. But how are you going to face it? With resistance or with power? 

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No pity party here. No feeling sad because someone told me it is okay to feel sad about not getting what I want for __________. 

No positivity saved my life.

Imagine if the gal had just let go and enjoyed what is. We are all going to miss something this Christmas. It is how you think about that missing that matters!!

 

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