Finding The Positive

Where do you find the positive when your are primarily experience negative?  When you are in the middle of crisis how can you look at the bright side?

Thinking back to a scared little girl on a plane who had just lost her mother, never knew her father, separated from her siblings and tossed into a Catholic orphanage where she was not treated very kindly – I remember the positive even in the darkest of places.  A woman, a housekeeper in the orphanage, she used to sit me upon the counter while she cleaned and I would beg her to take me home so I could have a family again.  Her gentle eyes would always well up with tears as she reassured me that someday I would have a family again that would love me, as I deserved to be loved.  As she would clean I would sit on the counter and sing  John Denver’s Country Road.  John Denver wanted to go home to West Virginia where he belonged, I just wanted a place to call home.  In an unkind universe, a beacon of light and hope came in the form of a cleaning woman, she was my positive.  

If a four-year old little girl in a lonely, unkind orphanage can find hope – I encourage you to find something to cling to in your current situation, something that brings you hope, that takes you home.

The Possibilitarian’s Light


About Cruz2Lose

I am witty, intelligent and still manage to keep my sense of humor no matter what life throws at me!
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2 Responses to Finding The Positive

  1. Patricia B. Writer says:

    You are certainly a light. Thank you for this post. Of course the story of the little girl is heartbreaking–but it is your story–your history. By bringing it into the light you are healing your past. I applaud your courage and your ability to spin beauty from dust and difficulty. There isn’t much we can do about our severed childhoods except heal them by nurturing our adult selves. Thank you for reminding me of that.
    Your sister


  2. cruz2lose says:

    You are also a light and I love you. I have picked up that little girl and hugged her and let her know that she is loved – she may not have known it until she was an adult but she has been released from the empty walls of the orphanage to a loving family…so blessed to have you.
    Much Love,


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