When it Rains it Pours
You know the saying, “when it rains, it pours.” We’ve all had those days when we feel like Murphy has us on speed dial. The dog throws up as you are running out the door, late. The traffic is extra bad, your gas light goes off and when you finally get to your appointment, you realize you left your materials sitting on the counter, right where you put it down to clean the rug – UGH!
It is easy to focus on the negative on a day like that. But, you know what happens if you do? The rain gets heavier and it starts to pour. The little things that, on a normal day, are no big deal, turn into a giant mountain of annoyance. It seems the only thing that will fix the day is to go back to bed and wake up when it is over.
The great thing is that the opposite is true, too. When good things start to happen, it starts to pour if you focus on them. You will find that life gets easier. The sky will be bluer, the traffic won’t be as bad, you will remember everything and you will have the success you always wanted. Really? Well, yes, but not exactly. See, when you focus on the good, you don’t see as much negative. When you are sitting in traffic, you notice the man on the corner with the newspapers and as you hand him two dollars and a granola bar, you are grateful. Grateful that you are safe and warm in your car and grateful that you have been given the means to help someone else who needs it more. You will notice that the little things that Murphy had in store for you don’t happen as much. This is not to say you will never have a bad day. Life is still difficult at times but if you train yourself to see the good in things, the saying, “when it rains, it pours” will take on new meaning. And it is true that once you start focusing on good – more good really does happen.
I love affirmations for this. The brain is a magnificent thing. It is so powerful that it can change the trajectory of your life with one positive thought. What you focus on, comes true so make sure you are focusing on the good things in life. Get out your umbrella, because your luck just might turn around!
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. Wife to Robert, “Mom” to Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.