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  • Writer's pictureTonya Lampley, Author

How are your positivity skills?

I had a situation the other day where I was talking to a woman. She looked to be in her mid 60's with a beautiful streak of grey in the front of her hair. I didn't know her well but was aware her only child was a successful doctor. She asked me about things that were going on in my life and I told her. But I noticed something. Every time I tried to say something negative, she'd gently guide the conversation to a higher plane or to a positive subject. When I was self critical, she affirmed me. When I tried to complain she rooted through the scorched ashes and pointed out the silver lining. I remember thinking...what just happened? I tried to go this way with the conversation and she guided me in another direction. This woman had positivity as a skill! As I walked away I thought...that's how you raise a child who becomes a doctor. By not settling. By guiding their words and actions so that they become their very best always and in all things. We each have the power to do that for ourselves. It's up to us to find and focus on the best that life has to offer. When you think about it, we each have so much more to be grateful for than we realize. Why not focus on the good? When we do, we add more of it. So grateful to this wise woman for reminding me of that.


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