I had a conversation with my friend last night about seeing the good in the bad...
At some point, I found myself asking, Allah (God) Why are bad things happening to me? I mean, I’m not the best person, the best Muslim but I’m not the worst either...
During the time, I had hurt my knee at work, could barely stand for more than 15 minutes, laid off, in a declining marriage with Voldemort, the relationship with my mentally ill mother was failing and so was her health. Bills. On top of bills. I was quickly deteriorating.
I was also in my masters degree program, trying to finish a novel and obtain a degree.
One day, I was on the couch, crying. I opened the front door to get some air. Hoping that it’d change my mood. I called my sister. “Amerra, I know it’s bad for you right now. That everything is falling to shit. But there is good in everything. You being laid off from work, broke, and stuck at home is maybe the push you need to pursue something greater.” Being in a bad predicament forced me to go back to the basics. Humbled me. I asked myself. What can I do right now that doesn’t cost money?
Working on your book and blogging, I answered.
So that’s what I did. Everyday. I blogged and built the brand I have now. And when I had a few dollars, I bought a scoop of ice cream from Baskin Robbins. My cheap treat.
Now, I can look back and understand that there was a plan for me all along. That I got hurt at work so that I could get out of an abusive job that I hated. That a divorce happened so that I could truly thrive on my own.
I’m telling you don’t dwell in the calamities that happen to you. Take them and find the good in them.
What have you found the good in?
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