Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Overcoming negative thoughts

For those of us whose lives seemingly consist of one crisis after another, it's easy to fall into the nasty habit of negative thinking. My religious teachings tell me to "take every thought captive," and I take that instruction very seriously. But it's easier said than done. That's why I constantly remind myself to not be distracted by what's in front of me.

I had to really push myself to write today's earlier post. I shoved aside all unproductive thoughts, such as:

  • No one will care.
  • Stop whining.
  • Pull yourself together.
  • You're a failure.

You get the point, I think. It was important that I write the post, if only for myself. There was something very "freeing" about getting my feelings out of my head and onto a page.

Shortly after that post appeared, I received a comment from Sidhusaaheb. Surprise! A few minutes later, my daughter told me that she had a new job. Good news!

My daughter and I have been in similar circumstances. She has been on her current job for two years and is one of the most skilled employees in her field. However, after the new year, her hours were cut drastically. Employees with less seniority and fewer skills were getting more hours.

As a result, both of us have been in an active job search. I prayed that God would bless my daughter with a new position. That prayer has been answered! As I wrote earlier, I believe my own breakthrough - my "get out of jail card" - is near. The fact that my daughter has an opportunity for a fresh start gives me hope.

Never give up. There is a God!

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The Brown Blogger said...

Cathartic, huh?

All you have to do work it thru...

Naomi said...

Brown Blogger, you are so right!

Shirazi said...

Has this blog come alive. I missed Naomi.

Naomi said...

Shirazi, Naomi rises from the ashes. :)
It's nice to see you again, my friend.

EXSENO said...

You see, what did I tell you. One of you got a job. You have lived for your daughter and now she can help until you find your job.
You go girl, you're in my prayers.

Sidhusaaheb said...

God speed!


EXSENO said...

What's up Naomi. How is everything going?