“What’s wrong? asks a coworker. “No scratch that. What’s right?”
Hmmmm that’s a new one, I think. “Let’s see. I got air in my lungs. Umm. I got my own place. Ummmm I paid my rent. Ummm. Ummm. I. Ummm I got a job that pays.”
Lots of ummms. But shortly after rattling off a few things that I consider good in my life, I proceeded to go about my shift doing my daily tasks of stock, cleaning, and receiving requests from hospital staff.
- I got air in my lungs.
- No matter where my speech is at, I still have a voice.
- I have free will.
- I’m living on my own in a nice apartment.
- I got a job that pays.
- I have the Bible.
- I have transportation.
- I have food in my home.
- My God provides me with money.
- Both my parents have been and are still present in my life.
- I have a new phone that is up to date and working.
- I’m in the church. May I always stay.
- I have my own blog and been at it for over three years. Thank y’all for reading.
- I’m told that I’m a decent/excellent writer.
- Still receiving ideas for writing from above all the time.
- I’m told I’m a decent singer.
- I started playing an instrument- Harmonica.
- The holiday season is fast approaching, and I’m excited.
- I’m involved in my church’s Adventist Youth ministry, as well as its director.
- I paid my rent recently.
- I have good friends who I can hang, work, and worship with.
- I’m back to reading more.
- I’m in love with someone who I know cares about me and more.
We are so accustomed to being asked what is wrong when one can spot a sour look or sad expression on our faces, and vice versa when we detect someone isn’t feeling pleasant. Before seeking to help by asking what the issue is, maybe we can first ask what is right in the individual’s life. By throwing out this question you are already giving this stranger; acquaintance; coworker; friend; family member; or significant other a reason to think positive. If you are alone and by yourself take a minute to consider those things that are right. Those “blessings” as many of us believers like to call them. The first blessing I know you have is that you’re breathing. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this blog.
Be well. Be groovy. Have a beautiful day.