Focusing on the Good

Thomas Lally |

It’s easy to feel like we have a lot of problems right now.  Some are major, like those who have lost a job or even a loved one.  Others are not so big, they just feel that way because it’s normal for our biggest problems to feel really big, even if they aren’t.  So lately I’ve been trying to focus on the good.

I miss working out at the gym.  But it means that I have the good health necessary to work out.

I’m getting a little bored and tired of continuing to work from home day after day.  But it means I still have a job, where I get to work for very nice clients with a great team of colleagues.

I don’t particularly enjoy breathing into a face mask for an hour on my weekly grocery trips.  But it means I have enough money to buy whatever food I need.

I miss seeing my family and friends.  But it means I’m surrounded by so many wonderful people whom I really want to see.

I hate allergy season – although for me now that’s almost year round.  But it means that at long last spring is finally here.

We may have some problems now, but many of them just highlight all the great things about life, and those great things will return to normal eventually.  I hope this walk on the bright side helped you to see things in a positive light.

And if you’re looking for even more positivity, check out John Krasinksi’s web series Some Good News.  As a big fan of The Office, I particularly enjoyed the episode where he got the old band back together.

The author of this article is Tom Lally, Wealth Manager Assistant at U.S. Wealth Management.